Ghana is aiming to produce over 100,000 metric tonnes of fish annually by 2016.

Currently, the country produces 38,000 metric tonnes of fish annually; Dr. Seth Koranteng Agyenkwa of the Water Research Institute (WRI) disclosed at the Eastern Regional Research, Extension Farmer Linkage Committee Review meeting at Koforidua.

He said the WRI has developed a technology for breeding of either only male fish or mixed tilapia and catfish, was also developing fish feed locally, to help reduce the cost of fish farming in the country.

Dr Agyenkwa said the Institute has also developed good parent stocks for production of high quality fingerlings, and urged hatcheries to use them.

He advised investors to use high quality fingerlings to enable them to have good returns on their investments.

Dr Agyenkwa said experts were in the process of zoning water bodies in the country to demarcate areas where fish farming could be most suitable to help promote the industry.