by Robert Manyara
KISUMU Jordan Retro For Sale Womens , Kenya, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Sangorota beach along the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya's biggest fresh water body, is no longer bustling with activity as has been the norm for many years.
The fishermen who used to flock the beach with boats and other fishing gear in search of the delicacy have deserted the trade as fish stock dwindles in the lake, which Kenya shares with neighboring countries Tanzania and Uganda.
"There is no value in going to fish in the lake anymore. Until recently, I would go there early in the morning and after four or five hours, I go back home with only 5kg of fish," Maurice Ouma, a fisherman told Xinhua on Sunday.
As fish stock dwindles in Lake Victoria due to over fishing, climate change and pollution, Ouma and his fellows have deserted the lake and switched to an alternative source of fish and livelihood -- the fishpond.
"Keeping fish in ponds is better because you can get guaranteed harvest," said Jacob Onyango, a fisherman who has embraced the business. "We used to hire boats and other fishing gear, and end up getting little fish."
Onyango started keeping fish in ponds over a year ago and the returns are good. "I invested about 150 dollars in the business by digging three ponds and buying fingerlings from other farmers in the region at 0.05 dollars each. Each of my ponds carries a maximum of 500 fingerlings," said Onyango, who rears catfish and tilapia.
At first, Onyango found fish farming in ponds a difficult business as he was used to getting fish daily and, thus, money.
The catfish and tilapia mature in eight months. On a monthly basis, Omollo spends 22 dollars on fish feeds. He feeds the fish mainly with fish mash.
"I get between 549 dollars and 637 dollars in about two months by selling fish to traders. I have increased my ponds to seven now and each holds fish at different stages of maturity, ensuring that I harvest almost every month."
Onyango and Ouma admitted that pond fish farming is far much better than going to the lake where anglers scramble for immature fish and walk home empty handed.
Jonam Etyang, Kisumu County director of fisheries, says they are encouraging rearing fish in ponds to enable fishermen in the region have a source of livelihood. Etyang blamed the use of sub- standard gear and chemicals in Lake Victoria as the major cause of the dwindling stocks.
The Ministry of Fisheries has put in place are banning illegal fishing gears inside Lake Victoria.
Etyang said fishery officers should work with the Beach Management Units to ensure that those fishermen using substandard gears to harvest immature fish are arrested and their gears confiscated and burnt.
"But the solution lies in people embracing ponds. It is evident that we cannot get enough fish from the lake," he said.
NORTON, United States, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Following are the leading third-round scores on Sunday in the $8.25 million US PGA Tour Deutsche Bank Championship (Par 71, USA unless noted):
200 - Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 67-68-65
201 - Rickie Fowler 67-67-67
202 - Sean O'Hair 68-67-67, Matt Jones (Australia) 67-67-68-68
203 - Russell Knox (Scotland) 70-65-68
205 - Jerry Kelly 71-66-68, Daniel Berger 68-69-68, Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 71-65-69, Danny Lee (New Zealand) 70-66-69, Kevin Chappell 67-67-71
206 - Hunter Mahan 69-73-64, Matt Kuchar 69-72-65, Patrick Reed 72-67-67, Hudson Swafford 69-69-68, Jim Furyk 71-65-70, Charley Hoffman 67-63-76, Brendon de Jonge (Zimbabwe) 65-68-73
207 - Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 73-67-67, Gary Woodland 68-70-69
208 - Kevin Kisner 71-71-66, Dustin Johnson 70-70-68, Bae Sang-Moon (South Korea) 69-70-69, Ian Poulter (England) 67-72-69, Zach Johnson 69-65-74
209 - Rory Sabbatini (South Africa) 69-74-66, William McGirt 73-70-66, Troy Merritt 74-67-68, Harris English 67-74-68, Daniel Summerhays 71-68-70, Brendan Steele 70-67-72, Jason Day (Australia) 68-68-73
SANTIAGO, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez has signed an agreement with the Chinese company Huawei to become the face of its campaigns in the South American country, local media reported on Thursday.
"I am happy to sign and hope that it will go on for a long time," said the player for English Premier League side Arsenal.
The agreement establishes that Sanchez will have a promotional role for the Chinese networking and telecommunications equipment company.
The player said that he was familiar with the P8 cellphone producer as the Chinese company is also one of Arsenal's sponsors.
"In England it's the same, Arsenal is sponsored by Huawei and there have been positive comments," said the soccer star.
"This union represents the essence of our company with the values that we share with a great sportsman like Alexis," said the Chinese company.
"As a company we look to position ourselves as world leaders by delivering quality products, services and solutions. Generating trust and dependability is also very important to the company and we see these aspects accurately depicted in the player," said Qin Hua, President of Huawei Chile.
Executives from the Chinese company handed over a Huawei device to Sanchez who took advantage of the opportunity to reveal his social media tendencies.
RISING talent Dou Zecheng became China’s first player to secure a US PGA Tour card on Sunday by winning the Digital Ally Open on the Web Tour.
Dou’s victory, the first for a Chinese on the developmental circuit, continues the 20-year-old’s impressive rise after he bagged four titles in the PGA Tour China Series last year to top the Order of Merit and earn his Web card.
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