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Tag: Lake Volta

Jun 12 2015

Maintenance of cages in Lake Volta, Asuogyaman, (Ghana)

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana)     As cage aquaculture continues to boom in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana, more and more people get employment in diverse fields. The insert shows a diver in a private cage farm in Lake Volta. His work primarily is to dive into the lake to check the conditions of the cages. This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12699

Feb 18 2015

Cage aquaculture and job creation in the Asuogyaman District, Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana)       Most of the cage aquaculture in Ghana is practiced in Lake Volta in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern region. As cage aquaculture continues to boom in this district, more and more people get employment in diverse fields. The insert shows the sowing of cage nets which is done …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12419

Dec 23 2014

Providing extension services to a fishermen community in Volta Lake (Ghana)

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) This picture shows a boy operating a 12-15 m motorized canoe. Beckoning him at the other side of the Lake is a fisherman.  The extension officer who is the owner of the photo is on the seen boat on his way to disseminate extension services to a fishermen community across a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12194

Nov 16 2014

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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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12057

Oct 07 2014

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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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=11911

Aug 01 2014

Cage culture of Nile tilapia in Volta Lake (Ghana)

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) With the booming of cage aquaculture on the Volta Lake in Ghana, more farms keep springing up with varied technologies and materials for construction. This picture shows plastic gallon-like material used as floats for four (4) cages of dimensions 5m×5m×5m. This picture was taken a few meters from the famous Adomi bridge on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=11239

Jul 18 2014

Rural cage aquaculture in Volta Lake (Ghana)

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) The adoption of the cage aquaculture technology in Ghana comes along with different materials from different farmers. The picture shows a group of rural farmers working on their cages on the Volta Lake. Apart from the conventional galvanized pipes usually used for the frames although some had tried using bamboo’s and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=11175

Jul 08 2014

Regulating the catch of shrimp in Lake Volta (Ghana)

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana)   The photo shows a fisherman holding gravid shrimp (Penaeus species) caught from the Volta lake stretch at the Kpong landing site in the Lower Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region of Ghana. Kpong is well noted for the selling of fried shrimps, oysters, Sierrathirssa tiny fish species commonly called “one-mouth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=11130

Jun 09 2014

Fishing canoes at the Kpong landing site, Manya Krobo (Ghana)

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) The photo shows two man-paddle canoes of length 3-5m long at the Kpong landing site in the Lower Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region of Ghana. Dominating some section of the Volta Lake is in the area is massive aquatic weed growth. These have over the past few decades posed a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=10960

May 26 2014

Fish trapping in Volta Lake in Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) Most water bodies in the world are being exploited using various gears. Among such gears is what is seen here. It is a local gear made from palm fronds called “borxe” in the “Ewe” local language in Ghana and it is a fish trap. It is used in catching green tilapia (Tilapia …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=10917

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