Starting Commercial Aquaculture

Considerations before investing in fish farming
Starting aquaculture as an economic enterprise involves making a significant investment decision and requires serious commitment just like any other economic enterprise.

Prior planning is therefore very important. It involves evaluation of the biological, economic, social and environmental feasibility of the production. Economic considerations are as important as biological while socio-legal issues can limit or make it impossible to succeed.

Important things to know:

  • There is adequate and profitable markets
  • You have a suitable site to produce fish
  • You have enough resources to produce fish
  • Financial projections are realistic
  • You have the technology to produce fish
  • There are support services available
  • You meet all the environmental, social and legal requirements

This calls for a well thought out Business Plan. For more information please contact:

Aquaculture Department Headquarters,
Museum Hill
P.O. Box 58187 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 020-3742320/3742349/3743579/3744530
Fax: 020-3743699
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Website: www.fisheries.go.ke

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