Video credit: Marcelin Ngatcham Djouani (Cameroon)
Review: Marcelin Ngatcham Djouani and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)
This video shows a type of intensive culture of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in concrete tanks in Cameroon. In this governmental facility, the catfish fingerlings have been produced in a modern hatchery located at Logbaba (Douala) and brought in for grow-out. The catfish shown in the tank are of about two and a half months old and are fed on floating feed.
In general, African catfish fingerlings are in high demanded by farmers in Cameroon whereas fish hatcheries are the facilities that can ensures reliable supply of catfish seed and hence could be a significant boost to aquaculture in Cameroon. A study estimated the need for catfish fingerlings in Cameroon could exceed 40 million fingerlings which represents many folds of the current production.