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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 6, Part A

Feed resources and policy options on feed for aquaculture production in Africa: A review


Author(s): Jonathan Nyarko Ocran

Abstract: Africa is well endowed with diverse feed resources that can be utilized in aquaculture production in Africa. Some of the feed resources, currently being used have been described in this article, including their merits and demerits, whilst others are yet to be identified, evaluated and used. The aquaculture sector in Africa is bedeviled with lack of and high cost of aqua-feeds, which places a limitation on aquaculture production in Africa. With feed accounting for about 60 to 90 percent of the total cost of production, the need to identify and evaluate feed resources has become very urgent. Policy making and implementation can play a great role in addressing the challenges in the aqua-feed sector. As such. various policy options for the development of the feed sector to boost aquaculture production in Africa have also been outlined.

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How to cite this article:
Jonathan Nyarko Ocran. Feed resources and policy options on feed for aquaculture production in Africa: A review. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(6):19-23.
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