National Aquaculture Centre

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Fish remains an important source of protein for most Ghanaians. However, Ghana has concerns with a deficit in local production and demand for the commodity. Less than 50% of fish needs is produced locally, with imports supplying the remainder. That notwithstanding, local production relies heavily (about 80%) on marine fishing, with fears of gradual depletion of stocks.

Aquaculture provides the greatest potential of meeting the deficit in fish production in Ghana.

Agritop Limited has developed and constructed the National Aquaculture Centre, together with MOFAD to:

  • Introduce modern technologies in the Aquaculture sector – Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) production
  • Train the youth of Ghana in efficient fish production
  • Equip the youth / fish farmers with the skills required to engage in aquaculture.
  • Increase local fish production

The state-of-the-art National Aquaculture Centre in Amrahia, consists of a training centre and a commercial fish production farm, with targeted annual production of 200 tons of fresh fish.

Facilities – Commercial Fish Farm


Practical Aquaculture Course (PAC) and commercial farm

The Practical Aquaculture Course (PAC) is a thirteen-week intensive training in Aquaculture. The course is hands-on and teaches students how to manage and operate a fish farm successfully, using the best tools and technologies.

The theoretical sessions enlighten students on basis for deploying science for better results in fish farming. The more farmers understand reasons for fish behavior, the better care they can give.

Agritop’s fish experts equip trainees with all the tools necessary to succeed in Aquaculture farming. Key amongst these are knowledge, skills, research, experience and discipline.

Course Overview