Cage farming of tilapia in Lake Victoria (Uganda) – Video

Credit: Alain Murekambanze (Burundi)


Because of the declining of fish harvest in Lake Victoria, means for boosting the fish harvest in the lake has been explored.  The adoption of cage fish farming seemed the practical option to adopt. Early in 2012, under the government of Uganda – China Friendship Agriculture Technology Centre, a three-year pilot cage fish farming project has been initiated.

The National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) through its headquarter in Jinja is in charge of the pilot cage project through which NAFIRRI is encouraging the development of cage culture in Lake Victoria through offering technical package that includes a  free training for those interested in cage farming. The video has been taken at the cage pilot project at NaFIRRI, Jinja and shows the construction of cages that are mainly made of metal frames, floats, netting and feeders. The initial outcomes show that the stocked tilapia fingerlings reach their marketable size and hence harvested at after six to eight months.



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