Tilapia Fish Farming

An opportunity exists for farming of tilapia fish locally under advanced aquaculture systems. The project aims to cultivate and harvest the fish at an average weight of 350g to 400g in order to maintain the product’s best taste.

Investment Opportunity

The yield is estimated at 340, 000 units per annum. The Company will use a three channel system of which two will produce 7,000 fish and the third channel will produce 6,000 fish. A total of 20,000 fish will be stocked in a system, which is equivalent to a 7 ton production per month, with the production cycle over 6 months. The target market is wholesalers and retailers both locally and internationally. The local market includes restaurants and the identified international markets include USA, United Arab Emirates, China, Japan and Euro-zone, with USA still maintaining its position as the largest market for tilapia.

Type of Project

Green Field

Estimated Cost

US$ 1.5 million

Foreign collaboration sought

Capital Venture


Fishland (Pty) Ltd.
Mr. Molemo Maphasa
Cell: +266 56570248 / 63846922



Lesotho National Development Corporation
The Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (+266) 2231-2012
Fax: (+266) 22 31-0038

About LNDC

The Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) is the main parastatal of the Government of Lesotho charged with the implementation of the country’s industrial development policies.

“The mandate of the Corporation is to initiate, promote and facilitate the development of manufacturing and processing industries, mining and commerce in a manner calculated to raise the level of income and employment in Lesotho.”  more...

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