Farming of fish is not traditionally undertaken by the local communities. Whilst some villages are home to fisherman, they predominantly use the wild caught method and as such, aquaculture is a very new concept. To sustain their food supply and potential income, the local communities have decided to continue to utilise their carbon offset benefit share towards expanding and transforming the fish pond initiatives. Thus far, one fish farm with 10 individual ponds has been constructed, with a further 2 farms under construction in 2022.
Tilapias, which were introduced into the first fish farm in early 2021, are now flourishing and ready to be harvested. An initial harvesting showcase was undertaken in late 2021 to demonstrate the potential income and new food source for the community.