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close this bookBetter Farming Series 27 - FreshWater Fish Farming: How to Begin (FAO, 1979, 43 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentPreface
View the documentPlan of work
close this folderIntroduction
View the documentWhat is fish farming?
View the documentWhy do we raise fish?
View the documentWhat do you need to raise fish?
View the documentHow do we begin?
close this folderThe pond
View the documentWhere to put your fish pond
View the documentCompost to fertilize your pond
View the documentHow to dig your pond
close this folderThe water
View the documentFilling your pond
View the documentFertilizing the water in the pond
View the documentHow to make compost
View the documentPutting the fish into your pond
View the documentFeeding your fish
View the documentTaking care of your pond
close this folderHarvesting your fish
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View the documentWhat to do with your baby fish
View the documentWhat to do with your big fish
View the documentNow you must begin again
View the documentSuggested question paper

Filling your pond

46. Using a small ditch is the easiest way to get water to the inlet and into the pond.

47. If the water comes from a stream, be careful to keep out bad fish. You can do this by using a screen on the inlet.

48. To stop fish from getting out of the pond, put another screen on the outlet.

Stop fish from getting out

49. As a screen you can use:

· a fish trap
· split and woven bamboo
· a clay pot with holes in the bottom
· a piece of metal roofing with holes
· a tin can with holes in the end.


50. To stop other people from taking fish from your pond, you can put some bamboo branches on the pond bottom. This will stop them from fishing or taking fish with a net.

Put bamboo branches on the pond bottom

51. Now you are ready to fill your pond with water.

Fill the pond with water