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FETA History

The history of Fisheries Education and Training Agency (FETA)
The Fisheries Education and Training Agency (FETA) is a public institution, which was established in 2011 through the Executive Agencies Cap.245 (GN 356 of 28th October 2011). The Agency came into being after merging the former Mbegani Fisheries Development Centre in Bagamoyo and Nyegezi Freshwater Fisheries Institute located in Mwanza. Therefore, though FETA could be seen as a young institution but in real sense it has inherited four decades of experience in providing fisheries education and training.

Since its inception back in 2011, FETA has added a new Campus in Kigoma, whereas work is in progress to open new centers in Mtwara, Mbamba bay, Rorya, Mwanza‐South and Kurasini. The overarching goal of FETA’s geographical expansion strategy is to make fisheries/aquaculture education and training easily accessible and affordable service to increasing number of people in the country and the region.

The focus of FETA’s programmes is placed on the following thematic areas; fishing gear technology, fishing technology, fisheries resource management, Aquaculture, aquatic biology, oceanography, navigation, mechanics, marine electronics, refrigeration engineering, naval architecture and ship construction; food quality and processing technology, coastal resources management and climate change as well as aqua‐business and entrepreneurship.

The institutional image of the Agency has indeed been attracting an increasing number of students from both domestic and regional markets.
To date, the Agency and its predecessor institutions (Mbegani and Nyegezi) have trained students from several sub‐Saharan Africa including; Angola, Burundi, Eritrea, Djibouti, The Gambia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia.