Ghana Aquaculture News-Ghanaian youth are being encouraged to consider taking advantage of current weaknesses in the aquaculture value chain in the country.
A research Assistant at the KNUST’s Faculty of Natural Resources; Andoh Kweku Amponsah, says there is production of various fish varieties in Ghana with people siting ponds across the country.
He asserts that the production is capital intensive and usually too costly for young people especially fresh graduates.
He however believes young people can make good money linking producers and consumers, selling inputs such as nets, feed, etc. to farmers. He revealed that sometimes, fish farmers have to search or travel long distances to get some of their inputs; a situation that necessitates the setting up of shops for such inputs across the various fishing and fish farming zones in the country.
Andoh, who spoke to Bernard Buachi of ghanagong.com at the site of the faculty’s aquaculture research facility at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology explained that a lot of research findings are made from the facility, documented and made available to the world via academic publications; a result that gives him great joy as a researcher.
He encouraged fish farmers to feel free to consult the department for any form of education or information they may require to start or enhance their fish farms.
He also encouraged consumers to visit their ponds for wholesome fish to buy.
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