- Feed Pellet Production Line
- Wood Pellet Production Line
- Feed Pellet Machine
- Flat Die Pellet Machine
- Mixing Machine
Floating Fish Feed Making Machine for Tanzania
Initially, the Tanzania customer sent us an inquiry. He said he had a tilapia fish farm and wanted a floating fish pellet machine to make fish feed by himself. His demand is production capacity <250 kg/h and the pellets must float. He is interested in SFE60C and SFE70B fish feed extruder.
Complete Set for Making Floating Fish Feed
Customers have crushing equipment, so according to customer needs. This complete fish feed making set contains: mixer machine, fish feed extruder, pellet dryer and oil sprayer.
Photos: 200kg/h small fish feed making plant for Tanzania
Fish Farming in Tanzania
In 2016, the African fish farming industry grew rapidly at a rate of 2.5% (FAO 2018). The highest output is in Egypt (1.7%), followed by Nigeria (0.4%). Despite the huge potential resources for fisheries development and the government’s efforts in the past to help fish farmers, most sub-Saharan countries (excluding Nigeria) still report low fishery production. Tanzania’s fish farming business started in the 1950s, but due to backward farming methods and technologies, its growth has been very slow until the 1980s. However, the fish farming industry has become increasingly popular in recent years, with fish farms increasing from 14,100 fish ponds in 2004 to 26,445 in 2019, with a total annual production of approximately 18,018.6 metric tons (United Republic of Tanzania 2019). The most common farmed fish is Nile tilapia, followed by the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. However, the expansion of the tilapia farming industry in Tanzania has been constrained by decades of lack of skilled manpower, inadequate supply of high-quality feed and seeds, poor management and lack of investment capital.
Local Feed Ingredients Used by Fish Farmers
More than 80% of the respondents relied on locally available feed ingredients as the main feed supplement for their farmed fish. The availability of feed ingredients depends on factors such as production season, climatic conditions, geographical area and accessibility. The most commonly used feed ingredients in the local area are corn bran, followed by Lake Victoria sardines, sunflower seed cake, rice bran and wheat. In addition, a large number of other feed ingredients are used as a small part of the feed, such as soybeans, cottonseed cakes, freshwater prawns, bovine blood, kitchen leftovers and taro leaves. In addition, in urban areas, especially Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Mwanza, only a small number (5-15%) of fish farmers rely on commercial fish feed as supplementary feed for their farmed fish.