UG MAFS - Aquatic Health Africa (AHA) Project - Inception Workshop - Day 1

- African aquaculture is growing rapidly. Tilapia and catfish are the two most important farmed fish species on the continent.
- Compared to salmon and shrimp, little attention and research investments have been made to better understand disease epidemiology and control mechanisms in these cultured fish groups.
- Many African countries are now realizing the importance of biosecurity governance and of building better aquatic animal health research capacity and management to support sustainable aquaculture.
- To this end, WorldFish and Norwegian Veterinary Institute’s expertise can support mutual missions and objectives in Africa in collaboration with African institutions.

Project Goal
- To increase sustainability and resilience in the aquaculture sector in African countries through improved aquatic animal health management and biosecurity governance.
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