The Challenges and Prospects of Fish Farming in Ghana: A Project Management Perspective
Prospects and challenges are identified in order to understand the fish farming operations in the African Child vision 2020 which was used as a case study and to be able to suggest better ways for the environmental best practice for fish farming in Ghana. Although, the practice of fish farming started in Ghana in the 1950s the production is still below expectation while a lot of challenges are faced with high fish demand and over exploitation of the fishery resources. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with relevant experts in the field. Findings include that the challenges of fish farming in the African Child transcends from similar challenges across Ghana despite fair efforts of the Government, the challenges continue to spread rapidly thus making it inherently arduous for the fish farmers to cater for the lot in Ghana. Despite the challenges such as lack of funding upon first attempt, the paper concludes that there are growing prospects as noticed in the case of the African Child where oils where gotten from harvested fish could be put on a commercial scale and as such provide an alternative source of importing cooking oil. It is therefore recommended that fish farming should be encouraged as there are lots of prospects in the space; but that its potential and prospects are limited unless more support is rendered by the Government for start-up fish farmers.