ICOF is funding the development of a shellfish hatchery on Zanzibar to support increased production by shellfish farmers. Scientists for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are working in Zanzibar to create a new, ecologically and economically sustainable source of protein for local consumption and income for women in Zanzibar’s coastal villages. At the end of Phase I, the Zanzibar Shellfish project has successfully spawned shellfish in the hatchery in Stone Town. The goal of Phase II is to successfully replicate the Stone Town hatchery in regional village locations to facilitate seed transfer and capitalize on higher quality water. The success of this project has raised interest in hatchery production and aquaculture in the region. The potential for hatchery-based seafood production along the coast of East Africa is more widely recognized today, in large part due to the ICOF project.Visit “Notes from the Field” for pictures and the latest project news.