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CAVS launches fish farming project
Prof. J.M. Ntiba, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries Development places fingerlings in one of the fish ponds. Looking on is Prof. S.G. Kiama, Director, Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies and Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, Principal, CAVS.
The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) recently launched a fish farming project at its newly established fishponds site.
The project jointly undertaken by the College and the Ministry of Fisheries Development saw the set up of ten fish ponds stocked with a total of 10,000 fingerlings.
According to Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, Principal, CAVS, the fish farming project will enable the university to train students and other members of the public the science of fish farming. The project will also open up research opportunities on fisheries and aquaculture. In addition, the College will set up a processing plant that will see the processing and packaging of the fish for sale.
Prof. J.M. Ntiba, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries Development who presided over the ceremony as the chief guest, congratulated the University on its great achievement. He said that the Government was keen on fish farming as it will play a great role in Kenya’s economy. To this end, the Government is working towards introducing educational fish farming programmes in all schools including universities.
Prof. Ntiba assured the College of the Ministry’s continuous support towards the project including training of two people on how to take care of the fish.
CAVS is working towards setting up 50 fish ponds.