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Fish trapping in Volta Lake in Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) Most water bodies in the world are being exploited using various gears. Among such gears is what is seen here. It is a local gear made from palm fronds called “borxe” in the “Ewe” local language in Ghana and it is a fish trap. It is used in catching green tilapia (Tilapia …

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Preparing and selling harvested fish produced by a small-scale farm in Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) One of the photos shows a small-scale farmer while preparing the harvested fish to sell out to awaiting costumers. Fresh fish is the preferred form of selling in Ghana. That notwithstanding, the fishes are sold in various sizes per kilo which go along with certain prices pegged by the farmers themselves. The second …

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Taboo days and conservation of fishery stocks in Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) In most part of Africa including Ghana, taboo days were set aside by ancestors during which natives including fishermen do not work. These traditional off-days had been utilized as a means of conservation of our natural resources. Among such days are Thursdays were fishermen at the Kpong fish Landing Site in the …

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Artisanal fishery in Ghana: Some fish for family – some fish for trade – Video

Credit: Ivan Venkonwine Kaleo (Ghana) The video shows the aluminum container used by fish traders to carry their fish. In the video an individual is seen picking some fish and putting them in his fertilizer bag. After fishing, the fishermen usually carry some of their catch home for their own families and then sell the …

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Lake Volta Mormyrus species at the Kpong landing site (Ghana)

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) Various fresh water species are caught in the various water bodies in Ghana. Among this is the mormyrus species which is also found in the Volta Lake in Ghana. The insert shows a picture of mormyrus species caught at the Kpong landing site in the Lower Manya Krobo District of the …

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Fry production of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) The two photos show hatchery and nursery facilities for the production of tilapia fry. The facility is owned by a farmer in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana.  One photo shows the egg incubation unit of farm (03) found in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana. Eggs of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus that …

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Culture of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus in circular cages in Lake Volta (Ghana)

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) The photo shows circular cages on the Volta Lake located in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana for the culturing of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Total number is five (5). Three (3) have a dimension of 40m circumference ×7m depth whilst the other two (2) also have a dimension of 60m circumference x7m …

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Cage culture of Nile tilapia in Lake Volta, Ghana

Credit: Patrick Appenteng (Ghana) The first photo shows the culture of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus in floating cages placed in Lake Volta in the Asuogyaman District of Ghana. Typical cages in Lake Volta are square of 5 m x 5 m with a depth of 5 m. The photo shows water lily which relatively causes a …

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Fishing practices in the Golinga Dam (Ghana) – Video

Credit: Ivan Venkonwine Kaleo (Ghana) This video was filmed in the Golinga Dam (Ghana). The two individuals are fishermen, one of them lives in Tamele Town while the other in Gbulahgu Village. In the video they are seen casting nets. The fishing boat (canoe) used is a 2-person boat and has a local name “Narin”; …

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Fishing practices in the Golinga Dam, Tolon, Ghana

Credit: Ivan Venkonwine Kaleo (Ghana) The water body shown in the picture is the Golinga Dam, located in the Tolon District of the Northern Region. It was a dam constructed to provide water for the rural communities surrounding it mainly for irrigation purposes. The Boat is a hand dug canoe used for artisanal fisheries by …

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