National Investment Policy for Aquaculture Parks in Uganda
"According to the National Development Plan (NDP), fish farming in Uganda presents immense opportunities for socio-economic development, in terms of livelihood, income, and employment. The need for the National Investment Policy for Aquaculture Parks in Uganda arose out of public demand for guidance on the investment in commercial scale aquaculture. Stakeholders in aquaculture demanded public guidance and support for implementation of the Aquaculture Parks Concept that is prioritized in Development Strategy and Investment Plan (DSIP) within the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). This is the main thrust for increasing aquaculture productivity and production in order to achieve an annual 300,000 tonnes by 2016.This policy brief contends that the implementation of the aquaculture parks policy will not only solve the issue of overfishing attributed to capture fisheries, but will also introduce the element of property rights within common property resources, thus building investment confidence and high returns on investments coupled with sustainable environmental protection."