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Rwasave fish farming station :Research field for UR students and Nutrition opportunity in Huye city

    By    HAGABIMANA Eugene   on 07 Jul 2020

The Rwasave fish farming station is approximately 3 km from the University of Rwanda, Huye campus between Huye and Gisagara Districts. It has a total area of 18 ha, of which over 7 ares in ponds.

This is one of the oldest and main fish research stations in Rwanda with 103 ponds, it has been in existence for over three decades.

According Karuhanga Colin, UR Huye campus Specialist in charge of Business Development, Consultancy and Investment
"The station is not only the source of income revenue to University of Rwanda, where it generate about 1.5 million Rwandan Francs per month it also contributes in Huye city aquatic nutrition. The primary objective of this research station was and is still research, teaching and production of fish for sale."

Rwasave Fish Farming Station serve as a University Research Station where most PhD students and other researchers carry out their research and also as an outreach activity where local citizen can find flesh fish as there is no lakes in the southern province. Tilapia and Clarrias are the two types of fish that are sold at reasonable prices compared to its close substitutes.

Rwasave Fish Farming Station funded by ARES Project is currently managing 38 ponds and 65 ponds are under the management of the Reserve Force under the MoU that was signed in August 2016 between University of Rwanda and Ministry of Defense.

Story by

HAGABIMANA Eugène
In Charge of Public Relation and community engagement
UR/Huye Campus

Some Rwasave fish ponds photos

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