Self-securing the farm requirement of tilapia fingerlings in Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana)

Aquaculture presents a promising sector in Ghana as more and more people develop interest in fish farming. However, the inadequate supply of fingerlings as the demand increases and the supply by the few hatcheries setups decrease, together with the relatively high prices of fingerlings as a result of high feed prices had left most farmers with no choice than to start their own hatcheries in subsistence manner to feed their farms.

This picture shows a brood stock unit by a farmers consisting of hapa’s in an earthen pond, supported primarily by local materials of bamboo and wooden boards.

Self securing of farm requirement of tilapia fingerlings in Ghana


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