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Cage Fish ‘Is Healthy’

by Wangah Wanyama
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By Jackie Nalubwama

It is time to put naysayers to shame for saying that fish in the lake will get depleted because, with Yalelo, fish are readily available.

Yalelo is a company that deals in cage fish farming located in Buikwe, where the cages are dropped in L. Victoria.

In a stall in the Netherlands Village at the Harvest Money Expo in Kololo, Martha Kanyago says the company chose to be part of the expo because they wanted to inform people that the fish is organic.

“We hope to inform people that our fish feed on organic feeds so that people are assured that our fish is healthy,” she says, adding that the feeds have protein, fats, vitamins, and carbohydrates.

She further explains that though the cages are in Buikwe, they have branches around town in Ntinda, Nateete, Mutungo, Bwaise, Bulaga, Kawempe, Kibuli, Kyambo, and Kibuye. They are also in Jinja, Kyengera, Nansana, and Bunamwaya.

“Our fish takes six to seven months, depending on the size you want. If you want it very big, at 1.5 kg, you wait till eight months,” she says.

Challenges

Kanyago says fish farming is lucrative, but it has challenges too, of which theft is one. In addition to theft, she says feeding is also a challenge.

“Feeding is a challenge because the fish fight to feed and safocate each other. You can also find that you have been feeding a nile perch along with your fish (tilapia) when it is still young. Later, the Nile Perch can start feeding on the tilapia,” she says.

The 2024 Harvest Money Expo is organised by Vision Group with sponsorship from the Netherlands Embassy, Tunga Nutrition, the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), Engineering Solutions (ENGSOL), the Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA), and TechnoServe.

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