When they reach the required size, small fish are transferred to larger ponds through sluices at the Djoumana fish-rearing farm. On the right is the young Congolese woman director of the project, Mlle H. Koubakouenda. - - Development of Fish Farming. FAO is helping the government in the development of rural aquaculture. At Djoumana, 35 fishponds over an area of six hectares have been established for the breeding and farming of the species Tilapia Nilotica (carp). Apart from the rearing of fully-grown fish for sale, fry are bred for rearing, either by pre-cooperatives or private farmers, in their own ponds. The FAO project has established 1 647 ponds at 557 fish farms over a 3-year period at a budget of USD 300 000.