Fisheries Subsector (BA)

FISHERIES SUB-SECTOR

 

FISH PRODUCTION:

Inland fisheries: mainly at Yeji, where there is a fish market, and its environs. Total fish landings – 15, 731,693kg(2004) and 5,924,743(as at June 2005)

 

Aquaculture: Concentrated in Sunyani, Dormaa (have the fingerling potential for a production facility), Berekum, Techiman Asutifi and Asunafo N/S districts.

FISHERIES SITUATION

In the Fisheries sub-sector a total of forty-three (43) fish ponds covering a total area of 19,875 m² were constructed in 2010. This represented a decrease of 78% as compared to last year’s figure. The decreases could be attributed to heavy rains witnessed for most parts of the year. A total of 80,592 fingerlings made of 66,632 mixed sex tilapia and 13,960 catfish species were stocked upon request by fish farmers in 49 ponds covering total surface area of 34,350 m2. Total fingerlings stocked in 2010 year represented a decrease of 51%. Furthermore, a total of 10,364 Kg of fish made up of 4,551.5Kg tilapia species and 5,812.5Kg catfish species were partially harvested from eighty (80) ponds covering an area of 47,350 m2

Table: Pond Construction-2010

Location No. of New Ponds Constructed No. of New Farmers Total area of New ponds (m2) Status of Ponds
Sunyani 26 12 11,750 Drainable
Tano 13 5 6,676 p
Dormaa 4 1 1,449 p
TOTAL 43 18 19,875

 

 

 

Table:  Fish stocked -2010

District No. of ponds Surface area (m2 ) No. of fingerlings No. of Tilapia (spp.) No. of Catfish (spp.) Culture practiced Source of fingerlings
Sunyani 33 28,830 62,164 54,504 7,660 Monoculture & Polyculture Sunyani & Kumasi
Wenchi 1 250 300 300 Polyculture Sunyani
Tano 8 3,840 15,200 9,200 6000 Monoculture & Polyculture Sunyani & Kumasi
Techiman 1 100 128 128 Monoculture Sunyani
Dormaa 1 160 300 300 Monoculture Sunyani
Jaman 2 550 1,100 1,100 Monoculture Sunyani
Asutifi 1 100 200 200 Monoculture Sunyani
Berekum 2 520 1,200 1,200 Monoculture Sunyani
TOTAL 49 34,350 80,592 66,632 13,960

 

 

Table: Fish harvest-2010

District No of ponds harvested Surfacearea (m2) Qty. harvest(kg) Tilapia spp. Harvested (kg) Catfish spp harvested( kg)
Sunyani 55 27,330 5,140 1841.5 3,298.5
Tano 7 5,300 1,490 683 807
Dormaa 3 1,000 129 29 100
Berekum 2 400 115 45 70
Techiman 8 7,570 1,045 440 605
Asutifi 1 4000 2300 1500 800
Jaman 1 600 22 2 20
Wenchi 3 1,150 123 11 12
TOTAL 80 47,350 10,364 4,551.5 5,812.5