Fishing grounds in Ethiopia
Lakes fishery: It contains only 50% of the total annual fish production of the country and only 11% its potential is produced annually. Ex. Tana: 15,000,000 kg live weight annual potential the main fish species are Barbus, clarius and Tilapia
Abbaya: 7,000,000 kg live weight annual potential species: Nile perch, Bargus, Clarius, Barbus, Labeo
River fishery: This is not potentially known Ex. Baro river is estimated to have highest fishing capacity with an annual maximum supply of 2500 tons.
Problems of fishery in Ethiopia
- The traditional technique results in low productivity
- very low demand for fish by most people
- poor supply to markets that most fishing grounds are far from high consumption areas, and a lack of refrigerator system.
- No market advertisement and lack of skilled manpower etc