Dam release devastates Ghanaian fish farms, setting back nation’s burgeoning aquaculture sector

The Akosombo Dam in Ghana spilling water.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) – the main supplier of electricity in Ghana – recently approved a controlled spillage of water from the Akosombo Dam in southeastern Ghana, and because of persistent rains and a lack of notice to aquaculture farmers in the area, small- and medium-cage fish enterprises downstream from the reservoir suffered heavy losses. Ghanaian Chamber of Aquaculture CEO Jacob Adzikah said the spillage of water may fully incapacitate smaller fish farms in the region that have…

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