The Aquaculture for Food and Employment (AFJ) Initiative introduced and piloted in 2018 by the Fisheries and Aquaculture Advancement Ministry has benefitted 456 individuals.
The Ministry stated the initiative increased aquaculture instruction and extension as nicely as institute steps to contain and reduce fish condition to decrease fish loss of life.
This is in line with government’s medium phrase eyesight to use the aquaculture sub-sector to boost domestic fish output and make additional work opportunities and employment along the aquaculture price chain for the youth.
This arrived to light when the sector minister, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye took her transform to transient journalists at the “Meet The Press” collection organised at the Information and facts Ministry, Wednesday.
She reported the 465 beneficiaries have been educated in Aquaculture Best Methods, Pond Construction, Pond Administration and Harvesting.
Some of the establishments which have benefited from this instruction include James Camp Prisons in Bigger Accra (3 ponds), Techiman Nobel Youth Affiliation, Techiman at Bono East (10 ponds made, stocked & feed supplied), Atwereboanda Pentecost Youth team at Adansi, Ashanti Region (10 ponds built).
Many others are Osei Tutu Senior Significant School in the Ashanti Region (4 earthen ponds constructed, stocked & feed presented), Wenchi SHS (4 ponds created), Dormaa Senior Large University in the Bono Location (10 ponds and 4 ponds created), Balofiri Youth Team (8 earthen ponds) and St Francis Xavier Seminary (4 concrete tanks), Ashanti Regional Fish Farmers ass (8 cages created, stocked & feed offered).
On fish ailment management, the Minister disclosed that her outfit has so far vaccinated aquaculture institutions together the Volta Lake enclave with the Aquavac-Irido Vaccine.
“About 3.1 million fingerlings have been immunized with a survival charge of 99.3% on 13 farms.
The Ministry will continue on with the vaccination workout and present extension companies to aquaculture establishments and instruction to little and medium-scale fish farmers as well as hatchery operators.
The schooling was on Biosecurity Steps at farm amount and Hatchery Administration, excellent fingerling output and Very best Aquaculture Practices like feed formulation, condition detection and early warning systems”, she stressed.