Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries
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The Strategic Priorities of The Department Are
1. Increase aquaculture production from 40 to 200 tonnes per year by 2025, with a focus on intensification of production in Lofa, Bong and Nimba counties, and working with existing farmers and new rice/fish farmers in Gbarpolu, Margibi, River Gee, Grand Gedeh and Maryland. The focus will be on Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus), African bonytongue (Heterotis), and Hemichromis.
2. Regulate aquaculture and inland fisheries through licensing of all operators.
3. Collect revenue from fish farming and inland fisheries operations in line with the Regulations.
4. Ensure effective rehabilitation, functioning and management of NaFAA’s aquaculture sites and infrastructure, if appropriate through concessions to private sector parties, to support seed/fingerling production and for use in training activities.