Right next to the Business Centre and the Cement Factory is the sight of a wonderful project, fish farming in containers. Shipping containers are being used for a variety of reasons such as homes, banks, hair salons and even clinics, and now fish farming can be added to the list. I love it!
The brain child of Alan Fleming, who’s dream it is to help the unemployed access a means of production and earn a living right in their own neighborhoods. Also important is that ‘growing fish’ in this way helps the declining marine eco-system. The fish farms can be operated in your back yard, they are lockable, affordable, profitable and constantly renewable.
I haven’t been inside the container myself, although I would love to organise a tour to learn more first hand. This specific farm is efficiently run by Lungile Mafilika who has been working with Alan since the start. I don’t eat fish at all given my sustainability concerns, but this may well be the solution to that. Homegrown local tilapia!
NOTE: Photos of the inside of the Container are by Anton Crone on Bright Continent. For more info on the fish farms contact Alan Fleming firstname.lastname@example.org