THE INCEPTION OF SANIFISH PROJECT- TriMark Aquaculture Centre
Updated: Nov 5, 2018
TriMark Aquaculture Centre, held a stakeholder’s meeting to kick start a project entitled the utilization of waste water to improve sanitation and for food production in Ghana dubbed Sanifish.
This meeting was held on January 18, 2018 at the Royal Lamerta Hotel, Kumasi in a quest to complement the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) CapVal Project.
TriMark Aquaculture Centre is a newly established private business entity whose operations are incorporated into the laws of Ghana and whose activities are presently coached by International Water Management Institute (IWMI) .
The Sanifish Project which begun its operations since January 1st, 2018 is expected to successfully end in October 31st, 2018.
TriMark has a goal of improving urban sanitation through aquaculture by integrating aquaculture resources into waste treatment facilities where revenue generated from fish production will be used to address the chronic lack of funds for maintenance and operation of waste treatment plants.
The project aims at improving the management of existing treatment plants in Ghana, by generating additional revenue from the wastewater by reusing the wastewater for fish culture.
It should however be noted that the reuse of treated wastewater from Waste Stabilization Ponds (WSP) for fish production has previously been studied under the support of Waste Enterprises (now PivotWorks, Rwanda) and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) since 2010 to establish a baseline information.
For enlightenment purposes, Aquaculture is a method used to produce food and other commercial products, restore habitat and replenish wild stocks, rebuild populations of threatened and endangered species.
Present at the forum was the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), KNUST, Assemblyman and other opinion Leaders from the Chirapatre Community, Local Fish Farmers and finally TriMark Staff.
TriMark Aquaculture hereby acknowledges the support of Via water/ Aquaculture for all (Netherlands), KMA, IWMI, and Waste Enterprises.