Intensive pond culture of African catfish in Cameroon – Video

Video credit: Domwa Mathieu (Cameroon)
Review: Domwa Mathieu and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)

Intensive pond culture of African catfish in Cameroon




The video was filmed in a private fish farm located in Lagdo, Nord region (Garoua). The farm which has 23 earthen ponds contributes to the promotion plan for the culture of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in the Nord region. In return, the farm receives governmental support for two years in a form of production inputs including fingerlings as well as technical assistance.

The ongoing activity on the farm started this year (2015) with the stocking of catfish fingerlings of about 10-g as average size at a stocking density of 6 fingerlings/m2. The fingerlings have been produced and delivered to the farm by a governmental hatchery.

The active feeding by farmed catfish is shown in the video whereas feed of international brand is used; the starting feed is of 40% protein and grow-out feed is of 35% protein. By the end of the 5-month growing season, the expected harvest size is about one kilogram. It may worth mentioning that the market price of catfish in the north of Cameroon is much lower than that in the south.


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