What is fish farming?

Fish farming, or pisciculture, involves raising fish commercially in tanks or enclosures such as fish ponds, usually for food. It is the principal form of aquaculture. A facility that releases juvenile fish into the wild for recreational fishing or to supplement a species’ natural population is generally referred to as a “fish hatchery.” Worldwide, the most important fish species produced in fish farming are carp, tilapia, salmon, and catfish.

Fish Farming in Tansi Major Seminary

In Tansi Major Seminary, we specialize on;

  1. Fish Hatchery Management
  2. Catfish faming
  3. Fish fingerlings Production.
The seminary has twelve ponds: five (5) nursery ponds for fingerlings, juveniles, and post-juveniles, and seven (7) adult ponds for the big fish. We have two species of fish here: the catfish and the clownfish.

Among the seven big ponds, one of them is extra big and can thus contain about 2,000–3,000 fish. While the remaining six (6) can hold between 1,500 and 1,000 fish. The nursery ponds, on the other hand, have no limit on the number of fish they can hold because they are not permanent and will be relocated as the fish grow.

Presently, we have about 2,000 young fish (this includes the fingerlings, juveniles, and post-juveniles). We have about 300 big catfish and 1500 Crocker fish. These fish are mostly sold, especially the catfish fingerlings and the Crocker fish. We also hatch fish here. Nonetheless, when we have a large number of large catfish, we sell them.

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