Integrated fish farming is regarded as an alternative for efficient utilization of available
resources, waste recycling and energy saving, and for maintaining ecological balance and
circulation, the presence of Wazo hill quarry water pits as a result of previous rehabilitation
project and already existing ponds are resources with big potential to produce fish and
vegetables which can supply the most parts of Dar es Salaam region and contributes to habitat
restoration and ecosystem balance.

The overall objectives are to rebuild habitat and to introduce integrated fish farming for
environmental conservation in Wazo hill area, demonstrate the feasibility of integrated fish
farming in quarry sites and to encourage small scale fish farmers to engage in such farming. Also
to provide an avenue for the local people (unemployed youths, women,) to support their own
living in having access to basic services, and be self-reliant through earning their own income
through the sales of their fish and vegetables while conserving environment in Wazo hill quarry
area.

Integrated Fish farming can generate more income from a small area of land in comparison to
other crops because one feed another. The per hectare annual income from fish production is
much higher than that of crop production and fish culture may appear to be a viable proposition
for small and marginal farmers. Small scale farming entrepreneurship can help to reduce hunger
and poverty.