International Journal of
Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Fish. Aquac.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9839
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJFA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 223

Full Length Research Paper

Is the culture of exotic fish species the answer to low fish productivity? A case study on the use of Oreochromis niloticus in Zambia

Alexander Shula Kefi
  • Alexander Shula Kefi
  • Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Chilanga, Zambia.
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John Mwango
  • John Mwango
  • Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Chilanga, Zambia.
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  •  Received: 08 September 2018
  •  Accepted: 30 October 2018
  •  Published: 30 November 2018


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