Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana)
The adoption of the cage aquaculture technology in Ghana comes along with different materials from different farmers. The picture shows a group of rural farmers working on their cages on the Volta Lake.
Apart from the conventional galvanized pipes usually used for the frames although some had tried using bamboo’s and some water resistant timber species, different farmers also use different materials as floats.
Over here, these small scale rural farmers have resorted to the use of metallic drums as floats which they will later on stop because they will find it as not sustainable and environmentally friendly. The picture shows farmers standing on the catwalk trying to fix their cage nets.