Region: Eastern Cape, Hamburg
Sector: Primary Agriculture (Aquaculture)
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Branch Fisheries has identified a number of aquaculture projects that aim to empower coastal communities through transfer of technology, skills development and job creation.
The projects are expected to contribute to the development of economy activities within inland and coastal communities, particularly those that that has been affected by the decline in the capture fisheries. Hamburg (Eastern Cape) has been identified as specific locations where intervention is required due to loss of jobs from closure of the oyster farm and the potential of the area for aquaculture.
The vision is to revitalisation of the oyster farm and expansion of a kob pilot project in Hamburg to 1000-ton commercial farm, Eastern Cape. This will increase oyster production and improve the socio-economic status of the Hamburg community.