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Fish Farming

The fish hatchery supplies 1g to 5g tilapia fingerlings to farmers in six regions in Ghana, namely Western, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Volta and Brong Ahafo Regions.

Long distance has not prevented tilapia farmers from buying from AAF. This is because they consider fingerlings from AAF as being of superior quality. In 2011 we exported twice to Nigeria with a total of 180,000 fingerlings. The promoters of the project were trained at the Water Research Institute at Akosombo and we use the developed strain of tilapia from the Research centre.

The current capacity of the tilapia hatchery is up to 1,000,000 tilapia fingerlings per month but expandable based on demand. We employ modern hatchery equipment and technology in our hatchery operations making use of Recirculation Aquaculture Sytems (RAS) and green water systems (GWS).
The hatchery has been certified by the Fisheries Commission of Ghana.

Over the past years we have worked to provide solutions to concerns of farmers as stated below;

  1. a. very limited availability of 5g fingerlings
  2. high mortality of fingerlings delivered,
  3. incomplete sex reversal,
  4. poor growth rate,
  5. supply of non-uniform sizes or weights of fingerlings,
  6. challenges with counting or numbers of fingerlings delivered,
  7. challenges with order and delivery timelines.


Ainoo Ansah Farms has a collaborative arrangement with the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences of University of Cape Coast to support fish farming in Ghana. Among others, the collaboration seeks to;

  1. Promote the interest of students in the aquaculture industry in Ghana.
  2. Provide opportunity to students for study visits and internship etc. on the farm.
  3. Provide opportunity for research activities.
  4. Undertake joint research activities between the Farm and UCC.
  5. Provide the farm with technical expertise
  6. Jointly engage in short training courses for fish farmers
  7. Develop joint proposals for funding research and training

In collaboration with technical personnel from the Fisheries department we plan to provide technical and business advice free of charge to our buyers to grow their businesses. One of the earthen ponds will be used as a demonstrational pond to benchmark growth rates of fish to the farmers.

Soon we should be selling quality fish feed at cheaper prices.

Mission Statement

We will produce the fastest growing and tastiest tilapia and cat fish from the best strain of broodstocks and feed, while supporting the business growth of our customers and sustaining the environment.

Our Values

Our farm is guided by the following values;

  • High productivity
  • Good hygienic practices
  • Concern for the environment
  • Concern for community and business development

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Troughs for fry undergoing hormonal change.

A secion of the hatchery setup.

Converted fry in transit to grow out ponds.