TitleTilapia Aquaculture in Ghana: Ponds Can Contribute More to Overall Production, Food Security
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsFrimpong, EA, Fynn, IEM
MagazineGlobal Aquaculture Advocate
Issue Number4
Pagination38 - 41
Date Published2014

Aquaculture in Ghana has over-come its historic fits and starts and is helping to narrow the gap between domestic seafood production and consumption. Production is based on Nile tilapia, with 90% of the reported volume raised in cages. Although low productivity and potential under-reporting of pond numbers are limiting the contributions of pond aquaculture, the sector has huge potential to expand and reduce the cost of tilapia. Updated and expanded extension services could help address numerous problems in the sector.

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NOP 14-A09 (English)