The most important commercial fish stocks exploited by fishers in Zimbabwe are within five reservoirs namely Kariba, Chivero, Manyame, Mutirikwi and Mazvikadei. The largest fishery is on Lake Kariba. It contributes almost 90 per cent of the country’s fish production. Lake Kariba supports an open water semi-industrial fishery that exploits Limnothrissa miodon locally known as Kapenta and an artisanal inshore fishery restricted to the shallow inshore water where exploitation is through gillnets. Local people who live in villages around the lakeshore exploit the artisanal fishery. The commercial fishery on Lake Chivero, a hyper-eutrophic lake that lies 37 km to the southwest of Harare utilizes seine nets in marginal shallow regions of the lake and gillnets in shallow to relatively deep waters. Commercial fishing also occurs on Lake Manyame which is located downstream of Lake Chivero. A gillnet fishery has been established on Mazvikadei dam, which is located on Mukwadzi River in Banket, northwest of Harare. Fishing on Lake Mutirikwi, Zimbabwe’s largest inland water-body, which lies southeast of the town of Masvingo, is based on gillnetting and seining. Commercial fishing commenced in 2002 on four recently constructed reservoirs namely Zhowe, Osborne, Muzhwi and Manyuchi while Manjirenji dam also supports a commercial gillnet fishery.The high import levels indicate high seafood consumption while the export levels indicate low production of aquatic products in the country.
Key factors in the growth of Aquaculture industry are Increasing Investments in Aquaculture Projects, Consistent Production Growth, and Suitable Environmental Conditions.
Lack of Infrastructure, Indigenization Regulations, Unregulated Fishing, and Technical Shortfalls are the biggest challenges for the Aquaculture market.
What the report offers
The study identifies the situation of Zimbabwe, and predicts the growth of its Aquaculture sector. Report talks about market trends, Government regulations, growth forecast, major companies, upcoming companies & projects, etc. Report will also talk about Economic conditions of and future forecast of its current economic scenario and effect of its current policy changes in to its economy, reasons and implications on its growth. Lastly, the report is divided by major import & export and importing and exporting partners.
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