Typical fish pond harvesting in Cameroon

Photos’ credit: Domwa Mathieu (Cameroon)

Review: Domwa Mathieu and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)

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The inserted pictures show the harvest of a fish pond in a rural area in Cameroon. Typically, a pond harvest attracts potential buyers as well as many audiences who enjoy witnessing this event.

The most common practice is the polyculture of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), either with African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) where possible, or with other locally available species such as the African bonytongue (Heterotis niloticus) or sometimes with other species.

Watching this event and buying the immediately harvested fish guarantees the top freshness of fish. Moreover, this simple procedure of fish trade eliminates layers of the marketing chain, and hence prices are often lower than those in retail shops.



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