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Kenya seeks to compete with Chinese farmed tilapia imports

Published Jul 22, 2021

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A $120 million fish processing factory, which has been certified to export to the EU, is expected to give a major boost to fish farming in Kenya.

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The Kakamega Fish Processing Factory, a joint venture between the local government and the DAS Group of Sweden, was initially due to be built under the Fish Stimulus Plan that was launched in 2009, but the government later handed it to Kakamega County, which has now found an investment partner, and it has now been officially opened. The plant has the capacity to process 30 tonnes of fish per day, which will be sourced from fish farmers in Kakamega and neighbouring counties. At the opening, local governor, Wycliffe Oparanya, expressed his appreciation to the DAS Group Kenya “for investing $40 million to upgrade the facility to meet all the requirements to export fish to the much coveted European Union market. This factory will address the challenges fish farmers have had in marketing their fish.” He added that the regional government is providing further assistance to fish farmers in the form of a 50 percent feed subsidy. The governor of neighbouring Kisii County, James Ongwae, ...
Source: Thefishsite
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