THE REGION - MAURITIUS
The Mauritius Aquaculture is one of the key sectors identified by Government to boost local fish production and increase exports of locally produced seafood products. Consequently, an Aquaculture Master Plan was developed in 2007, covering, inter alia, inland and marine aquaculture development, potential sites for floating cage culture and the recommended fish species for culture. The region currently has 8 allocated sites. The legislation on fish farming will very soon be amended and will include 12 additional sites for marine fish farming in Mauritius. Lagoon cage culture has a production range of 300 to 600 tonnes per production unit, while offshore cage culture has a production range of approximately 1000-5000 tonnes per production unit.
Developing a framework for a sustainable industry
Increase in fish supplies local and international
Export earnings – Will raise the country’s GDP
Creation of jobs and employment – over 800 plus Jobs
Conservation of social structure – Using international BAP
Improved infrastructure in rural areas
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