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Methods of Fishing in Ghana: Glass Bottle and Gari Tilapia Fish Trap

Kudjo (below) uses whiskey and gin bottles he had collected from funerals and drinking bars as traps to entrap blackchin tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron) in the Densu River in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. But this method of fishing can only help so much. Kudjo catches only smaller or stunted lagoon tilapia. He will need a lot […]

July 12, 2020

July 12, 2020

14 Min read time

Fishing in Ghana: Older African fisherman uses bottles as fish traps to catch blackchin tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron) in the Densu Delta in Accra, Ghana's capital city. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant

Kudjo (below) uses whiskey and gin bottles he had collected from funerals and drinking bars as traps to entrap blackchin tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron) in the Densu River in Accra, Ghana’s capital city. But this method of fishing can only help so much. Kudjo catches only smaller or stunted lagoon tilapia. He will need a lot […]

Kudjo (below) uses whiskey and gin bottles he had collected from funerals and drinking bars as traps to entrap blackchin tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron) in the Densu River in Accra, Ghana’s capital city.

But this method of fishing can only help so much. Kudjo catches only smaller or stunted lagoon tilapia. He will need a lot of small tilapias in order to earn up to around $5 each day.

What is the Object Inside the Glass Bottle Trap?

Kudjo thickens Gari, a granular flour made from cassava tubers, with palm kernel oil, and push the dough into the bottle as a bait to attract small blackchin tilapia.

Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant

July 12, 2020

14 Min read time

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