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Japan demand fuels expansion for Lesotho trout farm

Japan demand fuels expansion for Lesotho trout farm

The idea of Japanese consumers eating sushi exported from a tiny African country with no coastline may sound improbable, but the kingdom of Lesotho is pulling it off. Highlands Trout, based in Lesotho produces trout – or river salmon to the Japanese market – in reservoirs created by the Katse and Mohale Dams. Following a feasibility study in 2008 and mobilizing in 2009, the company now has a five-year operating license and plans to increase production volumes for exports to Japan.

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