BY ANIN AGYEI-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, Accra- GHANA EASTERN Regional Secretariat of the Fisheries Commission has stated that it is putting in place measures to boost fish production in the region this year.
According to the Commission, they will establish hatcheries and train interested fish farmers to set up nurseries for fingerlings in the districts of the region and also ensure that fish farmers get their fingerlings and other fish inputs at their door steps.
The Eastern Regional Director of the Fisheries Commission, Mr. Francis Barnes, disclosed this in an interview with the media in Koforidua, the regional capital.
Mr. Barnes said last year, the Commission was able to provide 6,000 fingerlings of catfish hatched at the Commission’s hatchery in Koforidua for fish farmers in the New Juaben North and South municipalities and other districts.
“In 2020, my office has planned to hatch 80,000 fingerlings to help promote aquaculture in the region and beyond,” he stated.
He added that the Commission had put in place measures to acquire all male tilapia fingerlings and mixed sexes for interested farmers.
The New Juaben Zonal Director of the Commission, Ms. Yaa Agyapomaa Danso, said this year the Commission was working with Ranan Fish Feed Company to get feed for local farmers at affordable prices and rekindle the interest for fish farming.
She advocated the usage and patronage of Ahoto Oven to improve on quality of grilled fish and assured fish farmers in the Region of a ready market.
BY ANIN AGYEI, NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, AFRICA CORRESPONDENT
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