Dssinline - Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Project
Improving nutrition and reducing poverty through sustainable aquaculture
Dssinline is an aquaculture project that aims to relieve overfishing pressures on Lake Victoria while farming indigenous fish as a nutritious and affordable source of protein. In addition to strengthening local food systems and improving food security, the enterprise also aims to alleviate poverty and provide sustainable livelihoods to locals through the creation and promotion of green jobs along the aquaculture value chain.
The enterprise utilises cage cultures, which are aquaculture production systems where fish are reared in floating net cages. Fish cages have been placed in Lake Victoria along the coast of a village in the Buikwe district in eastern Uganda. The village suffers from high levels of unemployment, malnutrition and poverty; these are the core problems that Dssinline aims to tackle through sustainable aquaculture.
The National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) and the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) have jointly conducted quality control and environmental impact assessments for Dssinline.