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 thousand” in Ghana. The favorite delicacy is best served with steamed corn dough cake commonly called “aboloo” in Ghana.

However, this fisherman together with other fishermen in the area know that catching gravid shrimp in Ghana is prohibited by law hence this shrimp was put back into the lake after taking this shot. This however, is not a guarantee that all the fishermen obey the rules to the core.

Shrimp catch in Lake Volta



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