Oct 07 2014

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Livelihoods and cage farming of Nile tilapia in Lake Volta (Ghana)

Credit:Patrick Appenteng (Ghana)

The insert shows a fish farmer in a local canoe while feeding his caged fish in Lake Volta. The cages shown in the photo are located in Asuogyaman District of Ghana. As almost all cage activity in Ghana, Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is the favorite species. This particular farm consists of 4 cages of 5m×5m×5m, thus 500m3 total volume.

The second insert shows the farmer while returning after feeding his fish; floating pellets are shown in the canoe. Interestingly, the farmer has no aquaculture background. He is a chemical engineer by profession; and seeing the prospect in the aquaculture industry decided to give it a try as he was jobless. The impact of aquaculture in improving livelihoods can never be underestimated.

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