Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana)
The fisheries sector in Ghana provides employment for for about 2 million people (2% of the total population); these include aquaculture as well as those engaged in its ancillary work.
The inception of cage aquaculture in the Asuogyaman District had also provided employment for other ancillary workers such as electrical welders.
The first picture shows a local electrical welder who had won a contract to manufacture the frames for more than one hundred cages. He is happy because, the returns far outweigh what he gets from his main work. The second picture shows the manufactured frames being sent to be assembled into a cage for sinking in the water body for aquaculture practices.
The socioeconomic impact of cage aquaculture in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana is worth emulating.