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Fish farming project changes lives

In a rural Eastern Cape town where more than 50 percent of the population rely on government grants and more than 20 percent of households live below the poverty line, a fish farming project has brought hope to many residents.

The Camdeboo Satellite Aquaculture Project is providing employment for Cadeboo residents.Located in Camdeboo, near Graaff-Reinet, the Camdeboo Satellite Aquaculture Project (CSAP) has created work opportunities for the residents in an area plagued by high levels of unemployment.

The CSAP is a project of the Blue Karoo Trust (BKT) and uses a farming method called aquaculture to establish a preserved freshwater fish industry in Graaff-Reinet.

BKT is one of the initiatives identified by government to grow the aquaculture sector and provide jobs as part of the Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy project.

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