How to Stock a Fish Pond

Stocking the pond marks the start of the production cycle. It is among the most stressful processes the fish go through in the course of production.

Languages: English
  • Uganda
  • 29,000/=
    $ 8.06

About this training

In this training we cover the process of stocking, which starts with the collection of fingerlings from the hatchery, transporting them to the farm and, finally, putting them into the pond.


What you will learn

  • Before you start
  • Causes of low survival in grow-out ponds
  • How to ensure that most of the fingerlings survive after stocking
  • How to assess the quality of fingerlings
  • How to stock stress-free fingerlings
  • What is the recommended size of fish to stock
  • What are stocking rates?
  • When to stock
  • How to Stock
  • Pond Stocking records



Reviews 4 / 5

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    Margaret Aanyu
    senior research officer
    national agricultural research organisation, aquaculture research and development center-kajjansi
    There is need to provide guidelines for feeding fish under polyculture (e.g tilapia and catfish) and semi-intensive fish production.
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    John Walakira
    Senior Research Scientist
    National Fisheries Resources Research Institute
    Group what tilapia and catfish needs. Also categorize the production systems: cages, tanks and ponds
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    Information Communication Officer
    Include feeding chart on the course outline
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    Denis Opio
    Fish Nutritionist
    NaFIRRI/ARDC Kajjansi
    Do you mind adding content on Tilapia as well?