WERUCODEP Fish Reservoir is Giving Hope to Fish Farmers

Western Rural Community Development Organization (WERUCODEP) department of fisheries established a fish reservoir with the aim of breeding  fingerlings to be given to fish farmers. According the Executive Director for WERUCODEP Omukwenda Ainabyoona Kihika, the reservoir has the capacity to accommodate more than 3000 fingerlings.

Ainabyoona said that the fingerlings from the reservoir are to be given to fish farmers at a relatively cheaper price compared to the prevailing price on the market.   

Feeding fish at the Fish Breeding Pond.

Adjacent to the reservoir is another big fish pond that Ainabyoona calls an artificial lake. He says that when the construction work is done, tourists shall be able to sail on water as they enjoy smoked fish accompanied by fresh air and the sound of birds.  He added that one of the reasons for setting up the fish pond is to give an opportunity to schools in the region to take advantage of the fish pond as a tourist center.

There is a lot of schools that can learn from our fishing practice instead of traveling to Kampala, Kasese, and other distant places looking for fishing sites.

Says Omukwenda Ainabyoona Kihika-WERUCODEP Executive Director

The fish pond is surrounded by beautiful scenery of indigenous trees as well as eucalyptus trees.