Responsible and sustainable aquaculture in Angola is one of the most important objectives of the government as means increasing food security and economic development. This study provides clear understanding of the current status of aquaculture in Angola. The study evaluated 11 native freshwater species, and selected as suitable for inland aquaculture in Angola. The evaluation process was carried out using three different phases. However, there is a lack of information regarding biological characteristic of most evaluated species. Clarias gariepinus, Oreochromis andersonii and Tilapia rendalli were selected as the best species for inland aquaculture. Suitable areas for aquaculture in Malange province of Angola were identified. Critical constraints in place and the main factors for successful of aquaculture operation including social, economic, production technology as well as environmental aspects were considered for the future aquaculture development. The inland aquaculture checklist for Angola including, site selection, species source, business planning, environmental impact assessment and aquaculture licensing requirements was developed.