Beit-el-Ras fingerling production centre now operational - minister

22Sep 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Zanzibar
The Guardian
Beit-el-Ras fingerling production centre now operational - minister

​​​​​​​ZANZIBAR’s Fisheries and Blue Economy Minister Abdallah Hussein Kombo has said a centre for the production of fish fingerlings and sea millipedes has started operating and called of fish farmers to collect them for farming in their farms. 

Zanzibar’s Fisheries and Blue Economy Minister Abdallah Hussein Kombo.

Kombo was speaking in the Zanzibar House of Representatives as he was responding to a question posed by Kojani representative Hassan Omar Hamad who wanted to know when the centre would start operating.

Kombo said the centre built from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has already begun production after a brief stoppage due to some expertise shortcomings.

He said the fingerlings currently being produced include sea millipedes, crabs and catfish.

He called on fish farmers to come up to collect the fingerlings for farming, adding that in regard to sea millipedes, these were on high demand.

He explained that the main work being done by the Fisheries Development Department is to provide education on fish farming to various groups in both Unguja and Pemba.

Adding: “Fish farmers should come to the centre at Beit-el-Ras to collect the fingerlings of various kinds that it has started producing.”