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Cage farming and the living conditions of a community group (Ghana)

Credit:Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) The insert here shows the frames of two cages. In fact these are only two samples of fourteen cages, belonging to a community group in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana. It was constructed for them for a pilot aquaculture project by an NGO. The size of the cage is 2.2m×2.2m×2m, and occupies a …

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Value chain of fish harvest from cage farms in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) One of the pictures shows fish farmers bringing the harvested fish from their cages using a local planked canoe of about 6-m in length. The cage farms (seen behind the canoes) are located in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana where aquaculture is relatively predominant. The second photo shows carrying harvested fish to be …

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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 …

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Dugout canoes in artisanal fishing in Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) In Ghana, Inland fishing vessels for artisanal fishing include dugout and planked canoes. Dugout canoes, as the name suggests are canoes dugged out, but from special timber logs. Planked canoes are manufactured by joining different wooden boards. The insert here shows the process of constructing a dugout canoe in a fishing community …

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Fish fats in soap making in rural areas (Ghana)

Credit:Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) The significance of aquaculture goes beyond food security, even into detergents manufacturing, a technology which most rural folks practice on a small scale. The insert shows the fish oils and other fats from degutted fishes from a fish farm in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana. The whitish substances are fats that have coagulated. …

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Self-securing the farm requirement of tilapia fingerlings in Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) Aquaculture presents a promising sector in Ghana as more and more people develop interest in fish farming. However, the inadequate supply of fingerlings as the demand increases and the supply by the few hatcheries setups decrease, together with the relatively high prices of fingerlings as a result of high feed prices had …

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Promoting sustainable aquaculture among generations in Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) In Ghana, we believe that for aquaculture to stay with the people in a community, the various stakeholders and key players in the community need to be brought on board. The insert shows the opinion leader, who also doubles up as the leader of the community outreach fish farm delivering a speech …

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Role of women in fish processing in Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) Aquaculture provides employment for nearly 2% of the Ghanaian population including women in ancillary activities after harvesting of cultured fish. The pictures are taken in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana. Fish carried out by a woman as shown in one of the photo is a part of a cage farm harvest and …

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Fish smoking and commonly used smoker “Chorkor” in Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) In Ghana most harvested fish from aquaculture are usually processed and enjoyed by grilling; which usually go well with a local dish called “banku and hot pepper sauce”. This is however not the case with most fishes from the various inland and marine water bodies: Fishes from these sources are usually smoked …

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A typical fishing trip and catch in Golinga Dam, Ghana – Video

Source: www.fishconsult.org Credit: Ivan Venkonwine Kaleo (Ghana) Golinga Dam is the fishery resource in which fishing practice is taking place. One of the two fishermen lives in Tamele town while the other lives in Gbulahgu Village. Canoes are the common fishing boats operating in the dam; the local name of this canoe is “Narin”; “Dagbani” …

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