Sankana fish hatchery, Ghana

Credit: Grace Charway (Ghana)

The Sankana Dam which has a surface area of 30.0 ha was constructed in the 1970s as part of the irrigation project in the Nadowli District of the Upper West region. By government policy 3-5 % of every irrigable land must be reserved for fish farming in Ghana. This was why the fish Hatchery was constructed at Sankana. The main objective was to produce quality fish fingerlings to stock the dams and dugouts and for private fish farmers in the region and to ensure adequate fish protein at a cheaper cost for the people of the Upper West Region. The photos show the rehabilitation of Sankana hatchery shows hatchery ponds while filled with water from canals from the dam and show also the fencing of earthen ponds to prevent cattle and other animals’ invasion.

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