JOMORO: 4 rivers identified as suitable for cage-fishing
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The Ministry for Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in the Jomoro District has identified four rivers suitable for cage-fishing and has appealed to investors to assist the youth to go into that type of fish farming.
The rivers are Amanzule at Nzulezo, Tano at Elubo and Ellenda Wharf, Abbey Lagoon at Jewi Wharf and New Town Wharf and Balebangla at New Town.
The Jomoro District Director of MOFA, Mr Kenneth Buadu, said this at the Jomoro District celebration of this year’s Farmers’ Day at Takinta.
Mr Buadu said experimental studies on the project in the Tano River yielded good result, an indication of its economic viability.
He said proper establishment of the project in the area would produce large quantities of tilapia, nilelotical, cad fish, lobsters and shrimps for local consumption and export.
He explained that cage-fishing matures between four and six months depending on management practice, adding that an initial capital of between 1,000.00 Ghana cedis could start the project which most youth in the area could not afford.
Mr Buadu said cage fishing was booming in the Volta Lake.
The Omanhene of Western Nzema Traditional Area, Awulae Annor Adjaye, who chaired the function, said with off shore oil drilling in the area, sea fishing would be affected soon.
A 61-year-old farmer at Onzanyamenleye near Elubo, Mr Charles Hammond, was adjudged the Jomoro District best farmer and took home a double-door refrigerator, a radio cassette player, a bicycle, a spraying machine, six cutlasses and two pairs of Wellington boots.