SADC Regional Aquaculture Value Chains
Advance Africa was contracted by the SADC Secretariat to provide a broad-scale holistic perspective on the issues that either support or constrain aquaculture development in the SADC region.
Seychelles Aquaculture Industry Implementation
Advance Africa is the programme manager tasked with the creation of an Aquaculture Industry in Seychelles. Our role is to facilitate the development of a thriving industry including all components along the value chain. Objectives include the formulation and implementation of key infrastructure projects that prove the business case for commercial aquaculture, to attract investment for Seychelles’ new economic sector.
Seychelles Mariculture Master Plan
The Seychelles Mariculture Master Plan is the cornerstone for aquaculture development in Seychelles and represents the culmination of detailed feasibility assessments, specialist studies, industry modelling, the development of a regulatory framework and preparation of technical guidelines in line with the Ecosystems Approach to Aquaculture (EAA) and other global best practice.
Kenya Mariculture Scoping Study
Advance Africa were appointed by the Government of Kenya, through the State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy (SDFA&BE) and with World Bank support, to conduct a high-level scoping study of mariculture in the coastal counties of Kenya.
Highlands Trout Mohale Dam, Lesotho
Advance Africa was the project manager for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for Highlands Trout (Pty) Ltd. at Mohale Dam. The outcome was the approval of the EIA and a positive Record of Decision.
Katse Dam, Lesotho
Advance Africa was the project manager for Highlands Trout Farm at Katse Dam, Lesotho. This included the initial conceptualisation, feasibility study, business plan development, fund raising, market development, EIA, construction and implementation as well as early stage operational management of the company.
Copper in Aquaculture
Advance Africa undertook a study for the Copper Development Association Africa (CDAA) to test the suitability of copper alloy aquaculture nets in comparison to high-density polyethylene (HDPE) nets in Richards Bay. The trial was undertaken in association with Stellenbosch University’s Aquaculture Division.
ABASA Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) Facility
Advance Africa conducted a feasibility study on the developement of an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) farm in the Eastern Cape for Aquabase Aquaculture South Africa (ABASA) in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation.
Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Kenya Market-Led Aquaculture Programme
Advance Africa, in collaboration with Golder Associates Africa, produced a high-level Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Kenya Market-Led Aquaculture Programme (KMAP). The objective was to ensure that proposed KMAP activities comply with national environmental regulations as well as international best practices.
Feasibility Studies for Aquaculture in South Africa
Advance Africa undertook two feasibility studies by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), as part of Government’s efforts to develop the South African aquaculture sector. The first study focussed on Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) and Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) aquaculture, and the second study focused on marine finfish aquaculture, specifically dusky kob (Argyrosomus japonicus) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).
Aquaculture Evaluation Tool for SADC Region
Advance Africa developed an Aquaculture Evaluation Tool for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region on behalf of WorldFish as part of their efforts to identify and evaluate commercial aquaculture opportunities.