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A typical fishing trip and catch in Golinga Dam, Ghana – Video

Source: www.fishconsult.org Credit: Ivan Venkonwine Kaleo (Ghana) Golinga Dam is the fishery resource in which fishing practice is taking place. One of the two fishermen lives in Tamele town while the other lives in Gbulahgu Village. Canoes are the common fishing boats operating in the dam; the local name of this canoe is “Narin”; “Dagbani” …

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Cage culture of Nile tilapia in Volta Lake (Ghana)

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) With the booming of cage aquaculture on the Volta Lake in Ghana, more farms keep springing up with varied technologies and materials for construction. This picture shows plastic gallon-like material used as floats for four (4) cages of dimensions 5m×5m×5m. This picture was taken a few meters from the famous Adomi bridge on …

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Water lily on the Kpong stretch of Volta River (Ghana)

Credit:Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) Aquatic weeds which pose a lot of threat to the natural ecosystem of most water resources can never be overlooked; most of which are invasive. Apart from the fact that it hinders the optimum growth of target fishes, it also obstructs navigation, among many others.The insert shows water lily taking a toll …

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Inception of cage aquaculture in the Asuogyaman District, Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) The fisheries sector in Ghana provides employment for for about 2 million people (2% of the total population); these include aquaculture as well as those engaged in its ancillary work. The inception of cage aquaculture in the Asuogyaman District had also provided employment for other ancillary workers such as electrical welders. The …

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Rural cage aquaculture in Volta Lake (Ghana)

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) The adoption of the cage aquaculture technology in Ghana comes along with different materials from different farmers. The picture shows a group of rural farmers working on their cages on the Volta Lake. Apart from the conventional galvanized pipes usually used for the frames although some had tried using bamboo’s and …

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Regulating the catch of shrimp in Lake Volta (Ghana)

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana)   The photo shows a fisherman holding gravid shrimp (Penaeus species) caught from the Volta lake stretch at the Kpong landing site in the Lower Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region of Ghana. Kpong is well noted for the selling of fried shrimps, oysters, Sierrathirssa tiny fish species commonly called “one-mouth …

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Fish farming in Ghana – Development challenges (Emphasis on tilapia) – Video

Video ownership: The World Bank Ghana Office in collaboration with World Bank-Africa Region Video submitted by: Alain Murekambanze (Burundi) This 11-min interesting video was filmed in 2007. Even though the video is titled “Aquaculture development in Ghana”, the focus has been placed on tilapia farming.  The harvesting and grading of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus in …

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Development of cage fish farming in Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) Cages are the fastest developing and most widely used aquaculture facility in Ghana; with its emergence coming along with different technologies and materials. The picture shows cages under construction. The sizes are 6m×6m×6m. These are mostly constructed by the farmers themselves or cage construction teams. Usually used materials include galvanized pipes, plastic …

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Repairing a fishing canoe in Ghana – Video

Source: www.fishconsult.org   Credit: Ivan Venkonwine Kaleo (Ghana) The fisherman in this Video (Name: Mohammed) is patching up some cracks and holes in his canoe. Actually he did not use the canoe for sometime and so the sun had had an effect on this wooden boat. The fisherman uses cotton wool and heated sheabutter to …

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Fishing canoes at the Kpong landing site, Manya Krobo (Ghana)

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) The photo shows two man-paddle canoes of length 3-5m long at the Kpong landing site in the Lower Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region of Ghana. Dominating some section of the Volta Lake is in the area is massive aquatic weed growth. These have over the past few decades posed a …

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