BioMar partnered with Agro World Group, a local distributor of BioMar based in Cameroon, to launch the first commercial scale cage fish farm in Congo. “This accomplishment is a result of one year’s preparations for BioMar and for Agro World Group and lays the foundations for an exciting future for aquaculture,” said Vanessa Paillet, BioMar’s Sales Manager for Africa.
Agro World Group focused on the engineering and installation of cages in the River Mboualé, together with the above-ground infrastructure, while BioMar worked on the study and provision of a specific feed for spawning and hatchery to produce the best possible broodstock and fry fish. There are currently 20 cages, with an annual production capacity of 150 tons of tilapia and African catfish. The company expects to grow to 120 cages in two years, opening significant new market opportunities in the Central African region.
“Projects of this kind are a vital prerequisite to the development and responsible growth of aquaculture in the Central African region. BioMar as a provider of high performing, sustainable and innovative aquaculture feed solutions is open to encourage such development in a viable way. I am excited to see that our joint efforts have made commercial scale cage farming of tilapia and catfish a reality also in Congo,” Vanessa Paillet explained.