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Title: Farming aNew Economically Viable Fish Species:i Kisinja (Barbus Altianalis)

Date Published: 2010
Author/s: Aruho C. & Ondhoro C.C.
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Affiliation: NARO, NAFIRRI, ARDC-Kajjansi


Kisinjja (Barbus altianialis) (Figure 1) is an indigenous omnivorous fish, of high economic value in Uganda. It was widely distributed in most lakes and rivers in the country but its stocks were depleted due to overfishing and degradation of its natural habitat. It can grow up to a maximum length of 120 cm and a weight of 15kg in the wild and grows faster, attains larger size than commonly farmed fishes in Uganda, including the Nile tilapia, the African catfish, and mirror carp. Kisinja is a highly valuable table fish with good taste and aroma especially when smoked.