Master Plan for Aquaculture completed and will be submitted to Cabinet soon for endorsement

WINDHOEK: The Master Plan for Aquaculture has been completed, and will be submitted to Cabinet soon for endorsement.

Fisheries and Marine Resources’ (MFMR) Minister Bernard Esau made the announcement during his budget motivation speech in Parliament on Tuesday.

The MFMR requested more than N.dollars 368 million for the 2014/2015 financial year.

The Master Plan identifies key areas, and provides a roadmap for the sustainable development of marine aquaculture in order to generate socio-economic benefits for Namibians.

The Master Plan for Aquaculture has now been completed, and will be submitted to Cabinet for endorsement before the launch takes place during the 2014/2015 financial year.

He noted that the plan puts in place firm and pragmatic measures to kick-start and accelerate the nationwide freshwater aquaculture development which will ensure equitable access to natural, human and economic resources and opportunities, as well as create the platform for social justice for women, men and the youth.

SOURCE: NAMPA