K.F.C.
Anwomaso / Domeabra, Ghana
0244537144 / 0274609122 / 0209276506
nana@kumahfarms.com

Fish farming started on the farm in 2000. They currently cover over 4.5 acres. Both tilapia and catfish were reared. Due to the successful nature of the fish farming, more ponds were constructed. The farm has 25 cemented hatcheries, 5 earthen nurseries, 23 fattening ponds and 3 brooding ponds. Predators like frogs are prevented from entering the nurseries by mosquito netting. Fingerlings are sold to farmers starting into fish farming. Currently, over 1,000,000 fries have been artificially hatched using the induced spawning method.

During the procedure in induced spawning, a pituitary gland hormone taken from the male fish is injected to a female fish(gravid) to ripen eggs and induce easy stripping after 8 to 12 hours. The eggs are mixed with a sperm for fertilization to take place. Eggs are hatched between 18 – 30 hours. The hatchery uses this method to produce over 100,000 fingerlings at a time. Over 1,000,000 catfish and 2,000,000 tilapias are in the fattening ponds. Some of the fish are salted and smoked before trading, and some are traded fresh. During the dry season, wastewater from the ponds is used to irrigate corps on the farm. A gong is beaten every time the fish are to be fed. Sound from the gong attracts the fish to gather at a point close to the sound of the gong-beater before feeding the fish.

 

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