Department of Aquaculture Management and Development

Directorate of Fisheries Resources

Department of Aquaculture Management and Development

Objective

To support sustainable, market-oriented fish production and value addition; for improved food security and household income.

key functions and outputs

Key Functions

  • Formulate, review, and implement policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies on fish production and value addition
  • Provide guidance on the transfer of improved and appropriate fish production technologies to service providers, processors, traders and consumers
  • Establish and operationalize collaborative frameworks with national, regional and international fisheries research institutions and organizations to ensure sustainable development of the sub sector
  • Provide quality assurance on advisory services relating to fish production
  • Build capacity of service providers on fish production
  • Provide guidance and promote the use of improved fish fry and fisheries stocking materials and sustainable natural resources management
  • Conduct fisheries surveillance (fish aquaculture) in the country for the development of the fisheries industry.

Key Outputs

  • Policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies on fish production and value addition formulated, reviewed, and implemented
  • Transfer of improved and appropriate fish production technologies to service providers, processors, traders and consumers provided
  • Collaborative frameworks with national, regional and international fisheries research institutions and organizations to ensure sustainable development of the sub sector established and operationalized
  • Quality assurance on advisory services relating to fish production provided
  • Capacity of service providers on fish production built
  • Guidance on and promotion of the use of improved fish fry and fisheries stocking materials and sustainable natural resources management provided
  • Fisheries surveillance (fish aquaculture) in the country for the development of the fisheries industry conducted.

Divisions in the department of Aquaculture Management and Development

The department is headed by a Commissioner and has the following two divisions each headed by an Assistant Commissioner: -

  • Aquaculture Management division
  • Aquaculture Development division

Aquaculture Management Division

Functions 

  • Formulate, review, and implement policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies for seed and feed development
  • Guide on the transfer of improved and appropriate seed and feed development technologies to service providers
  • Establish and operationalize collaborative mechanisms with national, regional and international fisheries research, institutions and organizations for sustainable management of aquaculture
  • Provide quality assurance on advisory services on seed and feed development
  • Build capacity of service providers on seed and feed development
  • Provide and support sustainable production of cultured fish species and fisheries stocking materials

Aquaculture Development Division

 Functions

Formulate, review, and implement policies, legislation, standards, strategies and plans on land and water culture systems

  • Guide on the transfer of improved and appropriate land and water culture systems technologies to service providers
  • Establish and operationalize collaborative mechanisms with national, regional and international fisheries research, institutions and organizations for sustainable development of land and water culture systems
  • Provide quality assurance on advisory services for land and water culture systems
  • Build capacity of service providers on land and water culture systems.