Joseph Akagbo and Selassie Tsetsogbi (below) are Atidza\/Acadja Blackchin Tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron) urban fishermen. Atidza\/Acadja Method of Fishing in Ghana Atidza (in Ewe) or Acadja (in Ga) fishermen spend more than 4 hours every month digging up an underwater structure consisting mainly of black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) branches from the muddy bottoms of the Densu Delta lagoon in order to surround a concentration of Blackchin Tilapia that had mistaken the trap for a habitat. Methods of fishing in Ghana: Joseph Akagbo (left), 49 years, and Selassie Tsetsogbi (right), 48, are engaged in Atidza\/Acadja fishing in the Densu Delta in the Ga South Municipality, Accra, Ghana. They used black mangrove brush bundles to create artificial habitat, which attracted wild Blackchin Tilapia. Copyright \u00a9 2020 Muntaka ChasantBrush Park Fishing in Ghana: Aerial view of urban poor fishermen engaged in Atidza\/Acadja brush park fishing \u2014 to catch Blackchin Tilapia \u2014 in the Densu River in Accra, Ghana. Copyright \u00a9 2020 Muntaka ChasantBlackchin Tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron) fishing in Ghana: Densu Delta brush park (Atidza\/Acadja) fishermen gradually draw together their net to capture Blackchin Tilapia that had taken up residence in the artificial black mangrove brush bundles. Copyright \u00a9 2020 Muntaka Chasant The fishermen usually harvest the entrapped fish every 4 weeks. Atidza\/Acadja in the Densu River involves sinking felled red mangrove brush bundles into the muddy brackish water to form artificial habitats. This provides a nursery environment for many species, including Blackchin Tilapia. The artificial habitat serves as a sanctuary \u2014 a spawning and feeding shelter \u2014 for mainly the lagoon Tilapia in the Densu Delta brackish water. Brush Park (Atidza\/Acadja) Method of Fishing in Ghana: Blackchin Tilapia fishermen in Ghana pulling up catch after surrounding a brush park with a net. Copyright \u00a9 2020 Muntaka ChasantAtidza or Acadja Brush Park Method of Fishing: Urban poor fishermen use mangrove brush woods to create artificial habitat to attract Blackhin Tilapia (sarotherodon melanotheron) in the Densu River in Accra, Ghana. Copyright \u00a9 2020 Muntaka ChasantTilapia fishing in Ghana: Joseph Akagbo (front) and Selassie Tsetsogbi (back) are Atidza\/Acadja Blackchin Tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron) fishermen. They use black mangrove woods to create brush shelters to enhance Blackchin Tilapia production in the Densu Delta in Accra, Ghana. Copyright \u00a9 2020 Muntaka ChasantBlackchin Tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron): Catch of Blackchin Tilapia on an artisanal canoe in Accra, Ghana. Copyright \u00a9 2020 Muntaka Chasant Freshly caught Blackchin Tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron). Accra, Ghana. Copyright \u00a9 2020 Muntaka Chasant Atidza\/Acadja is a major source of livelihood for a lot of fishermen around Dansoman, Tetegu, Glefe, Tsokomey, Bortianor, and Faaanaa. I will be exploring Atidza\/Acadja in the Stories section with video and different sets of photographs \u2014 including the impact of felling red mangroves on the ecology of the Densu Delta wetland ecosystems.