Fisheries and Aquaculture – The Case Studies. John Linton Natural Resources Institute. Purpose of this presentation To present the main lessons learned from six case studies. The case study countries: Egypt Ghana Maldives Tanzania South Africa Vietnam. Egypt
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The Case Studies
Natural Resources Institute
We chose Egypt because it is Africa’s largest producer of farmed fish by far.
We chose Ghana because it fishing and eating fish is deeply engrained in their culture
We chose the Maldives because it has a major export industry based on artisanal fishing
We chose the South Africa because it has a developed industry that has undergone change
We chose Tanzania because it’s artisanal fishery services a demanding export market
We chose Vietnam because the aquaculture sector is large, dynamic, innovative and growing.
Business associated with fisheries and aquaculture can be, and indeed are profitable.
Domestic, regional and international markets are strong and are likely to remain so.
As long as you can produce what the market wants at a price it can afford, you are in business.
But the ability to do this depends on:
The Enabling Environment
You need someone to pay for all the costs for setting up and running a business to the point where it is on its feet
You need someone who knows what they are doing
You need someone who is able to bring it all together and make a profit.
Sometimes (rarely) you find all of the above in one person/organisation. But, if not, you need to build partnerships.
A business may function in the absence of the above, but the chances are that the smart money will chase easier opportunities