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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part F

Tilapia cage culture in Rwanda: Current status and prospects for future development


Author(s): Fidele Kampayana, Sy Tan Nguyen and Minh Hoang Le

Abstract: The objectives of present study were to investigate the current situation of tilapia cage culture as well as the constraints affecting the current production system and its economic indicators in Rwanda. The findings of this study revealed that there were 52 tilapia cage operators located in four lakes (Kivu, Ruhondo, Burera and Muhazi) and grouped into 23 tilapia cage-based parks with a total of 656 floating cages. Most of the floating cages installed were not restocked due to various reasons such as lack of funds to buy feed, lack of fingerlings and high mortality rate of fingerlings. The management practices were found to vary from one operator to another. Most of the operators did not undertake the innovative and adequate management practices such as optimum stocking, stock manipulations, sexing and grading, disease control and prevention, records keeping on inputs and outputs of the cage culture operations due to lack of knowledge and know-how skills. The operators have been sensitized and motivated by the Government to start or adopted tilapia cage farming through subsidised inputs provision. As consequences, there was a high dependency of most of the operators to donors. Both technical and socio-economic factors were found to slow down the adoption of this new technology in Rwanda.

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How to cite this article:
Fidele Kampayana, Sy Tan Nguyen, Minh Hoang Le. Tilapia cage culture in Rwanda: Current status and prospects for future development. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2016;4(3):428-435.
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