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 zillii) and some other cichlids in the lake.

This picture was taken at the Volta Lake stretch at the Kpong landing site in the Lower Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Fish trapping in Volta Lake in Ghana




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