Commercial fish farmers in Mulanje District have undergone training on fish food production by using locally-available materials.
Speaking last week on the sidelines of a training session, the district’s fish farmers association chairperson John Bokosi said the training would enable them to minimise production costs.
He said farmers were struggling to get food for their fish since it was expensive.
“Previously, we were buying fish food from Mangochi and Zomba, but with the training, we will be able to produce quality fish food at a lower cost,” he said.
Mulanje district fisheries officer Clesensio Likongwe said government is committed to educating fish farmers to make fish food from locally-available materials to improve quality and quantity of fish in the country.
He said there was lack of knowledge among fish farmers to produce quality fish to meet the demand.
Likongwe said the fish industry was facing a challenge to produce quality fish.
“This is why through our department, we are conducting the training to revamp the fish industry,” he said.
The district has about 600 fish farmers.