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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2014, Vol. 1, Issue 5, Part D

Fish farming dynamics in South Western Highlands Agro-Ecological Zone, SWHAEZ, baseline survey in Kabale, Kisoro, Rukungiri and Kanungu Districts


Author(s): Papius, D.M.Tibihika

Abstract: Grey literature stipulates that, aquaculture has been in the zone for more than 5 decades. However, as any other enterprise, its status and economic contribution in the region remains a mystery. In order to have an insight of in the enterprise for a holistic research, a survey was necessary. The study was conducted in the zone, where questionnaires were administered to 98 fish farmers for 8 days. The results indicate that, there are currently fewer farmers than had been anticipated given a long history of the sector in the zone. 100% of all the farmers in the zone practiced earthen ponds as their solely production systems. Majorly, the education level of farmers was found to be at primary level, 48.8%. 84% of farmers employed incomplete fish feeds. Common cultured fish species was Nile tilapia. Farmer challenges included; stunting fish growth, lack of complete feeds, quality fish seed and skills.

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Papius, D.M.Tibihika. Fish farming dynamics in South Western Highlands Agro-Ecological Zone, SWHAEZ, baseline survey in Kabale, Kisoro, Rukungiri and Kanungu Districts. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2014; 1(5): 182-205.
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