Cage farming is simply raising fish in a large, submerged cage that can be used in a pond or lake or sea. An ideal location for cage production farms is in the many lakes found in Kenya. Through the technology, the farmers can rear fish in cages with natural and artificial ecosystems, boosting fish production.
Areas with cages in Kenya
Types of fish reared in cages
Construction of fish cages
Cages for fish can be constructed from a variety of materials and vary in shape and size. The two most important things to remember when constructing a cage include the following:
- Cages should be made of sturdy materials. The cage materials should be strong, durable and nontoxic.
- The cage (mesh size) must be able to retain the fish, yet allow maximum circulation of water through the cage.
Common Materials for Cage Construction