Akosombo, July 29, 2016
The West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP) has been commended by fish farmers for supporting the training of fisheries officers in various aspects of Nile tilapia farming.
The training program, which was organized in three batches between the 11th and 30th of July, 2016, at the Aquaculture Research and Development Center (ARDEC), Akosombo, brought together over sixty officers of the Fisheries Commission including Regional Directors and Zonal Officers.
Among the topics discussed include cage construction, tilapia production, growth monitoring in cages, feed management in cages, fish nutrient requirements, fish feed formulation and Preparation, feeding of fingerlings, sorting of breeders in cages, water quality management and harvesting strategies.
The capacities of participants were also built in the production of mixed-sex tilapia, packaging and supply of fingerlings, preparation of hormonal feed, incubation and hatchery operations, sex reversal techniques, aquatic animal health Management issues and fish transport.
Fisheries Officers also expressed their enthusiasm to help in catalyzing the development of aquaculture on the back of this workshop in keeping with their mandate of providing extension and business advisory services to fish farmers.