PanAfrican Fish and Fisheries Association

  • 25th September 2018
  • by secretary

24-28 September 2018. Mangochi, Malawi. Sixth International Conference of the PanAfrican Fish and Fisheries Association (paffa). The organisers have received 230 abstracts to be presented by contributors from 37 different countries.

Prof. Kaunda: The meeting provides an ideal platform
for exchange of key fisheries research information
and ideas critical for the growth of fisheries and
aquaculture industries in Malawi

The 2018 PAFFA program was sponsored by the Fisheries Integration of Society and Habitats Project (FISH) which is made possible by USAID and implemented by Pact.


  • Fish systematic, biodiversity research and data management
  • Biology, ecology and behavior 
  • Aquatic conservation and management 
  • Fish and food security in the 21-st century in Africa
Theme: Fish and food security in the 21st century
  • Enhancing the contribution of fisheries to food and nutrition security in Africa – Julia de Bruyn 
  • Consumer Analysis of fresh caged tilapia in Malawi, A case of Lilongwe urban: A discrete choice experiment approach Presenter – Francis Jiva
  • Trade in Africa and its implication to aquatic biosecurity in the Great Lakes Region – John Walakila
  • Advances in capacity building for training and research in health of aquatic resources in East and South African region: A case of Sokoine University of Agriculture, in Morogoro, Tanzania – Robinson Mdegela
  • Towards challenges for sustainable fisheries management and beyond in Burkina Faso, West Africa – Raymond Ouedraogo
  • GIZ Baseline report for Aqua value chain in Malawi – Ladislao Di Dominica /Baird Chilora
  • What Makes farmers try new aquaculture technologies? Predictors of adoption behaviour among smallholder farmers in Kenya, Eastern Africa – Kevin Obiero
  • Sustainable aquaculture as an alternative to overfishing: valorization of local by-products in the diet of Clarias gariepinus – Hamed O. Odountan
  • Constraints and opportunities of artisanal fish farming in rural high and low altitude areas of South Kivu Province (DR Congo). – Justin Akilimali