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|Students stock 2,000 talapia in school pond
For the past year, Fr. Jim has been constructing a dam and a three-acre fish pond which will be used for irrigation, fish farming and recreation. In August he contracted a local fish hatchery to hatch and grow Nile talapia fingerlings for stocking the pond. The pond was formed by daming eight springs flowing down a valley through the lower campus.
The water level in the pond is managed by two control valves. Because rainwater is sometimes great, a large overflow culvert protects the dam from washing out.
October 12, students introduced 2,000 fingerlings into the pond under supervision of Uganda Fisheries experts. The fingerlings should grow to palm size in six months and then to arms length in about one year. The fish will suppliment our diet and continue our effort to be self sustaining in food production. If you come to visit us next year, bring your fishing pole.
Studnets stock 2,000 Nile Talapia in school pond