The Fish Hub Ghana in collaboration with World Fish has trained over 50 youth across the country in fish farming and proper aquaculture practices at Ada.
The initiative which was dubbed “Promoting Sustainable Cage Aquaculture in West Africa”, (ProCASWA) was supported by the Ada Tilapia and Sports Festival Team.
Participants were selected from Ada, Ningo, Dambai and Accra and taken through topic such types of fish farming, types of cages or ponds, security for your farm, feeding techniques and many others to enable them get the theoretical knowledge of fish farming.
The director of Fish Hub Ghana, Mr. Yaw Vandyke, said that the project’s goal is to empower and transform the livelihood of smallholder farmers in West Africa through the Sino-Afro application of knowledge, expertise, and sustainable technology to help the youth venture into aquaculture.
Mr. Vandyke also added that the training is to empower rural communities with sustainable cage culture and also improve employment and incomes as well as nutritional status of households across the country.
A scientist and aquaculture professional, Dr. Jemimah Etorman Kassah who was also at the training said there was the need for fish farmers to know how to provide security for their fishes using bed nets and proper security measures.
She also took the participants through how to determine the right nets and said it must be adequately weigh for stability for the cage.
Participants and beneficiaries of the training thanked organizers for the opportunity and said the training has empowered them to invest more in fish farming.