Grants in the aquaculture industry


The ADEP is designed to stimulate investment in the aquaculture sector


Primary, secondary and ancillary aquaculture operations under the following Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes:

SIC 132: Fish hatcheries and fish farms; and

SIC 301 and 3012: Production, processing and preserving of aquaculture fish


A cost-sharing grant of up to a maximum of R40 million for investment in:

Machinery and equipment (owned or capitalised financial lease); Bulk infrastructure; Owned land and/or buildings;

Leasehold improvements; Competitiveness improvement activities and Commercial vehicles and work boats (owned or capitalised financial lease)

Implementing agency

The Department of Trade and Industry

Contact details

Dr Mkhuseli Vimba

Tel: (012) 394 1723,

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