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Namibia: Plans Afoot for Namibia’s First Salmon Farm

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The development of the nation’s first ever Atlantic salmon farm has began, putting Namibia on the frontline of African salmon manufacturing.

Throughout a groundbreaking ceremony at Lüderitz on Wednesday, vice chairman Netumbu Nandi-Ndaitwa stated the Benguela Blue Aqua Farming venture is about to be a game-changer for the area’s economic system.

“For the primary time in our historical past, Namibia will develop into a producer of premium Atlantic salmon and with the brand new industries arising throughout Luderitz, quickly this city will develop into one of many main financial centres of our nation,” she stated.

The venture is predicted to create quite a lot of jobs and alternatives for exports to key markets in Europe, the US and Southeast Asia.

Nandi-Ndaitwa stated the venture aligns seamlessly with Imaginative and prescient 2030, the Harambee Prosperity Plan and numerous nationwide growth plans.

She inspired Nambians to eat fish, because it has numerous well being advantages.

“It is a extremely precious seafood when it comes to well being. That is to say, we should always not solely produce it for exporting, however we should additionally eat what we produce,” Nandi-Ndaitwa stated.

Based on her, this farm not solely positions Namibia as a possible chief in African salmon manufacturing, but it surely additionally locations the nation in a strategic place to cater to the ever-growing world demand for this prized fish.

Lüderitz mayor Phil Bilhao stated the venture will create 600 jobs.