Cage aquaculture involves fish farming in floating cages in an existing water body that permits exchange of water, nutrients and waste materials between the cage and the water environment. While some experts claim that cage aquaculture negatively impacts on water quality, others found no significant impacts of fish farming in floating cages on water environment. While information on cage aquaculture abounds in some countries to enhance the industry, little information exist on the impact of cage aquaculture on the Volta Lake. Adequate data on the financial viability of cage aquaculture in Ghana is limited, and little is also known of the effects of fish farming on the Volta Lake on fishing communities. Information on compliance levels of fish farm owners on aquaculture regulations is also not much known.
The study therefore sought to examine these relevant issues at Kpeve Tomu, a fishing community in Afadjato South District in the Volta Region.