Features of fish farming in Benin (facilities and species)

Credit: Ismael Radwan (Egypt)

The four photos show types of fish farming facilities that are commonly found in Benin. Earthen ponds are commonly found as represented by the farm photo which utilizes a modest water flow throughout the year.  The farm of concrete tanks is located in Torri Posseto province. Hapas are also used whether for fry nursing or for holding tilapia broodstock prior to the spawning season. Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus is the main farmed species in Benin whereas its market size of tilapia is about 250 g. Also, African catfish, Clarias gariepinus is farmed in Benin.

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