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Govt to set up 60 fish projects

Government plans to set up 60 aquaculture projects at irrigation schemes in all districts countrywide under a programme meant to improve livelihoods of people living near water bodies.

The projects will run under the Fisheries and Aquaculture Growth Plan, which was approved by Cabinet.

 

At a post-Cabinet briefing on Tuesday, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa said: “The Fisheries and Aquaculture Growth Plan will be implemented and will result in 60 fish ponds being developed at irrigation schemes in the country’s districts, while six cage projects will be established at the Muchekeranwa, Osborne, Mutirikwi, Nerutanga, Marovanyati and Chivhu dams.

 

“The benefits of these programmes and projects will accrue directly to the individual households, thereby raising their standards of living.

“Cabinet approved a raft of measures that will transform the agricultural sector once implemented.”

 

Fish farmers, Minister Mutsvangwa said, should approach their local agriculture extension offices for registration.

Sunday Mail

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