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Simple ways to prevent death of newly bought fingerlings and speed up their adaptability

Following simple delivery procedures after buying fingerlings may reduce death of the new stock while increasing their adaptability for maturity within the required six months. Jared Mokaya, a Kenya Prisons Service officer in charge of fish farming at the service’s Nakuru station said stressed fingerlings can delay to mature for weeks or a month, yet …

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Kenyan fish pond farmers poised for good market opportunities as wild catch dwindles

Farmers setting their nets for a catch. Photo: Farm Africa. Fish production in Kenya has for long been heavily reliant on wild fish in Lake Victoria which accounts for 76 per cent of fish production in the country but stocks, particularly of tilapia are dwindling setting stage for a potential market for fish pond farmers …

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Farm uses technology to speed up fish maturity enhancing market linkages and sustainability

Tank fish ponds. Photo gallery. Kamuthanga Fish Farm in Machakos is using Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) that halves fish maturity period from eight to four months thus enabling the farm meet its market demands besides improving food security. The technology involves keeping fish in a grower-out chamber, which is basically a tank that has air …

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