The goals of the fisheries sector policy are increasing the supply and consumption of fish and fish products; and contribution to the reduction of the incidence of poverty among rural folks through the creation of rural jobs.
There are policies developed on inland fisheries and aquaculture development strategic framework. The inland fisheries policy targets inland water bodies with the following strategies to increase fish production, increase incomes and employment, protect the fisheries resource and environment and build capacity of relevant institutions. Some of the specific strategies are to:
Fisheries Sub-sector Achievements
Constraints of Fisheries Sub-sector
Potentials of Fisheries Sub-sector
The region is endowed with two hundred and sixty-nine functional dams and dugouts. It also has thirty-four (34) ponds. The main drainage sources are The White Volta, Red Volta and their tributaries which serves both as irrigation source and for fishing.