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Title:Could Marine Resources Provide a Short-Term Solution to Declining Fish Supply in SADC (Southern African Development Community) Inland Countries? The Case of Horse Mackerel
Author:Hara, Mafaniso M.
Periodical:Food Policy
Geographic term:Southern Africa
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Inter-African Relations
Economics and Trade
Development and Technology
External link:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0306-9192(00)00015-4
Abstract:With growing populations and stagnant or declining domestic production, per caput fish supply in SADC inland countries will continue to decline if no imports are used to boost the supply from national capture and aquaculture production. Underutilized marine resources, especially in Namibia and Angola, hold the best promise for overcoming this growing deficit. In the short term, horse mackerel from Namibia might hold the best prospects. Namibian horse mackerel is already being imported into some inland countries such as Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe by private entrepreneurs. But to increase landings of such underdeveloped low-value marine resources, constraints related to increased investment in both the catching and processing sectors, appropriate technology for exploiting the fish and consumer acceptability of the new product will need to be overcome. Enabling trade and economic policies between the exporting and importing countries would also have to be put in place to facilitate this exchange. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.