Aug 10, 2023 | News

Aquaculture Africa 2023 Conference: Zambia Government commits to hosting

Preparations for the upcoming 2nd Annual International Conference and Exposition of the African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (AFRAQ2023), were given a boost following the signing of the hosting agreement by Zambia’s Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.

This special gesture means the Government of Zambia is fully committed to collaborate with WAS in ensuring smooth organisation of the event.

The hosting agreement was signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Dr. Anna Songolo in the presence of the Minister, Hon. Makozo Chikoti and also witnessed by other senior officials from the Ministry. From WAS’s side, the President of the African Chapter of WAS co-signed the agreement. Representatives from the Africa Union and Southern Africa Development Community also witnessed this historic occasion.


More and more institutions, companies and organisations continue to express their interest to participate at AFRAQ2023. Zambia, being one of the fastest aquaculture producer countries in Africa, with vibrant aquaculture value chains in action, is undoubtedly the ideal place to be on November 13 to 16th 2023!


The African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society secretariat is hosted at the AUDA-NEPAD headquarters in South Africa. This strategic partnership represents a significant step towards fostering sustainable aquaculture development across the African continent. By leveraging the expertise and resources of both organizations, the secretariat aims to promote knowledge exchange, research collaboration, and capacity building initiatives in the aquaculture sector. Together, they aspire to drive innovation, address environmental challenges, and empower local communities through responsible aquaculture practices.

The African Chapter’s presence at the AUDA-NEPAD headquarters signifies a shared commitment to enhancing food security, economic growth, and ecological conservation in the region.

Aller Aqua Ltd is the Gold Sponsor of AFRAQ2023. Additional sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available.  More information is available on You are also welcome to contact the organisers for further queries: and or