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Historic information – conservation measures of snails in Ahafo, Ghana

Source of the text: Pageant of Ghana    By: Freda Wolfson      Year: 1958 Snails are valuable protein source among the forest people. In the district of Ahafo (Ghana), lies one of the richest areas for snail catching in Ghana. During the snail hunting season, whole villages –men, women and children –migrate into the forest, leaving only …

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Cage fish farming in Ghana

Credit: Grace Charway (Ghana) Intensive fish farming is practiced in cages in Ghana whereas fish production from cages dominates aquaculture production amounting about 85% of total aquaculture production in 2011 whereas the number of cages was 1525 covering about 23 hectares.      

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Common stingray (Dasyatis pastinaca) in Ghana

Credit: John Francis Ababio (Ghana) The two photos are for the Common stingray, (Dasyatis pastinaca) in Elmina fish market along the coast in the Central Region of Ghana. Even though the species is not very common and its marketing is not very good, it is quite expensive.

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Constructing a fish pond on the campus of Kwadaso College of Agriculture, Ghana

Credit: John Francis Ababio (Ghana) The picture shows students constructing a fish pond as part of their practical training. It is not a typical sized pond. This was done just to give the students practical skills in pond construction and for in-school practical lessons. At the moment, hand building fish pond is the common practice in …

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Catch and consumption of cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis in Ghana

Credit: John Francis Ababio (Ghana) Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) is a delicacy in the coastal areas of Ghana. This fish is usually fried and sold along the streets in these areas. However, most of the commercial cuttlefish is done by foreign vessels. The catch is exported to China and some parts of Europe. It can be seen …

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Sun-drying of fish in Elmina, Central region (Ghana)

Credit: John Francis Ababio (Ghana) The pictures were taken at Elmina; a fishing community along the coast in the Central Region of Ghana. Sun drying is very common in fishing communities: both inland and marine fisheries. Salted and dried fish is quite cheaper than both fresh and smoked fish. Low-income customers sometimes go in for the …

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Fish smoking in Elmina, Central region (Ghana)

Credit: John Francis Ababio (Ghana) The two photos show fish smoking in Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. Fish is smoked using an oven constructed with mud bricks. This oven is called the Chorkor smoker. Smoking is mostly done by fishmongers who buy the fresh fish from fishermen. In Ghana, most of the fishing vessels …

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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 …

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Fish stocking of Susu Dam in Ghana

Credit: Grace Charway (Ghana) This is stocking of the Susu dam which has a surface area of 1.0 ha in the Lawra district in the Upper West Region, Ghana. The fingerlings were taken from the Billibor dam by the fishermen in the community under the supervision of officials from the Fisheries Commission. As been established, about …

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Capture fisheries in the Siiru Dam, Ghana

Credit: Grace Charway (Ghana) This photo shows the capture fisheries in the Siiru Dam in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region of Ghana. This is a fisherman displaying his catch using a set net of mesh size 3 inch. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset …

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