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Mapping Areas for Potential Fish Farms

GHANA - A system of mapping high potential aquacultural areas is to be established in Ghana to improve fish farming.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) under its Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) is supporting the Ghana Fisheries Commission with a grant amounting to $85,130 to implement an aquaculture strategic framework, according to a report in the Ghanaian Times.

The FAO said that mapping high potential aquaculture areas will help fish farmers find suitable areas to go into fish production and to improve yields.

The National Aquaculture Development Plan is in line with the National Medium Term Development Plan is in line with the National Medium Term Development Framework and the Fisheries Act 625, 2002 and seeks also to build capacities in aquaculture planning skills to increase fish reduction in the country, the report says.

The proposal will also provide technical support in the development of demonstration farms at selected sites.

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