INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FISHERIES SECTOR
Cold storage and fish Haulage
The long distance between catching and consumption areas and limited cold storage and transport facilities means that 65 percent of production is dried or smoked. This creates immense opportunities in cold storage and haulage of fresh fish using refrigerated trucks.
Western Province is richly endowed with natural resources ideally suited to aquaculture production. Exploitation of opportunities in aquaculture will reduce pressure on capture fisheries and provide opportunities for increased incomes for the rural poor. Further, the development of commercial-scale aquaculture will contribute positively to economic growth.