Commission develop market for catfish


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Georgina Sefakor Agyen, GNA

Koforidua, Nov 8,
GNA – The Eastern Regional Secretariat of Fisheries Commission has embarked on
the sale of smoke free grilled catfish in the New Juaben South Municipality.

The project is to
help develop market for the produce of farmers engaged in catfish farming in
the Eastern Region. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency(GNA), Ms  Yaa Agyapomaa Danso,  the Director for New Juaben  Zone of the Fisheries Commission  disclosed 
that the project started  in  March 
this year to add value to catfish and also  help the farmers to sell their produce and at
the same time provide high quality 
grilled  smoke  free catfish 
to people in Koforidua.

The Director said
the project had changed the fortune of fish farmers in the region and made
their business more profitable adding that from March to date, the Commission
had   sold over 2,000 kilograms worth of
fish for the farmers.

This she said had
boosted the sales of the farmers and their interest   in fish farming.

In addition
this  project  is the 
first  of  its kind 
and  is receiving  high patronage from some  offices in 
the New Juaben  Municipality.     

She expressed
the   hope the project would receive high
orders in future to help reduce unemployment in the country and promote
aquaculture in Koforidua and beyond