With the decrease in available land, prospective fish farmers have investigated varying ways to grow fish, such as man-made dams, ponds or tanks especially in spaces that are largely unused for any productive ventures. This document explains how an income can be made from fish farming, focusing on rearing catfish in tanks.
Fish are a popular source of protein in many parts of East Africa. However, the gap between supply and demand for fish is widening as the population continues to increase. Fish is sold through various channels such as, wholesale agents, middle men, outside markets and direct sales to individuals from the farm.