Fishing practices in the Golinga Dam (Ghana) – Video

Credit: Ivan Venkonwine Kaleo (Ghana)

This video was filmed in the Golinga Dam (Ghana). The two individuals are fishermen, one of them lives in Tamele Town while the other in Gbulahgu Village. In the video they are seen casting nets. The fishing boat (canoe) used is a 2-person boat and has a local name “Narin”; (Local Language: Dagbani).

The Principal fish species caught in the Golinga Dam are Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), Sarotherodon Galilaea, Tilapia zillii, Heterotis niloticus, Brycinus spp and African catfish (Clarias gariepinus).

It is of importance due to the fact that the Golinga Dam is the main source of cheap source of animal protein for the rural people living around the dam and also Tamale Township and beyond. Also a number of earthen fish ponds have been constructed for Community management and the dam serves the source of water for these ponds.





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