Producing tilapia in small cage in West Africa

This document is part of a series of 5 technical manuals produced by the Challenge Program Project CP34 “Improved fisheries productivity and management in tropical reservoirs”. The Water Research Institute (WRI) in Akosombo, Ghana, is working to bring cage aquaculture technology to smallholder farmers. The stocking, feeding and cage-construction technology piloted by WRI is now being widely adopted in the Lower Volta basin in Ghana. The results of WRI research over the period 2005-2009 are presented here as a guide to potential investors.


Ofori, J.K., Dankwa, H.R., Brummett, R., Abban, E.K. (2009)
WorldFish Center technical manual no.1952. The WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia. 16 p.