Use, Production and Existence of Local Artemia Resources in Uganda and Africa: A Review

Mujibu Nkambo, Matthew Mwanja, John S Balirwa, Fredric W Bugenyi


The research was funded by National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) of Uganda.

AbstractThis study was aimed at reporting the existing Artemia habitats, its use and production in Uganda and Africa as a continent. In light of the great importance of Artemia as a starter feed in the aquaculture industry, its current shortage in supply, the need for commercial exploitation of local Artemia resources and development of new Artemia resources. Over 50 peer reviewed journal articles were reviewed to provide an understanding of the current status of Artemia use, production and existence of local existing Artemia resources in Uganda and Africa as continent. The study revealed neither local occurring Artemia resources nor commercial Artemia production is currently existent in Uganda, with its use mainly restricted to a few existing commercial hatcheries. Generally Artemia use in Africa is mainly restricted to the few commercial fish hatcheries. Literatures points to North African countries boarding the Mediterranean to be leading in the number of Artemia sites and production in Africa.

Keywords: Artemia habitats, Hypersaline lakes, Aquaculture

DOI: 10.7176/JNSR/9-18-04

Publication date:September 30th 2019


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