The ornamental fish sector is a small but vital part
of international fish trade

The ornamental fish trade represents an important means of subsistence and income for rural people in Africa, allowing for the use of natural resources without depleting biodiversity. Currently, only a few African traders join associations such as the Ornamental Fish Association (OFI), and most are independent stakeholder.

Monticini P. (2015), Report on Potential in Ornamental fish Trade in Africa, FAO Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, GLOBEFISH HIGHLIGHTS 1/2015, Products, Trade and Marketing Service and Aquaculture Policy and Economic Division (FIPM), Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, ITALY, [Scientific article].

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