Power Outage Kills 26 Tonne Fish At Fish Farm.
A leading Fish farm company located in Lusaka’s Kafue area regrettably lost a total of 26 tonne of high quality fish stock about US $30, 000 (K360, 000) due to lack of oxygen in the ponds.
The fish farm employs about 242 workers.
The Aquaculture Development Association of Zambia says the loss of brooding stock is a major setback to the fish industry in Zambia. Speedy Holden in an interview at his farm said the fish died on Saturday night because of power outage that lasted 20 hours, affecting production of oxygen, which is critical to the fish’s survival. He said the generators at his farm cant all generate enough electricity for his 130-hectare farm and supply oxygen to his 133 ponds on the farm.
Speedy Holden claims over 10 tonnes of a special generic brood stock imported from Thailand and the United Kingdom and more than 15 tonnes of production stock have died.
And the Aquaculture Development Association of Zambia has described the death of the fish as an immeasurable loss to both Zambia and Mr. Holden.