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Lake Ziway is one of the lakes in the rift valley which are used for multiple purposes including fishing. The lake has several commercially important fish species for fisheries. However, the fishery of the lake seems to be threatened by anthropogenic and climatic factors, which in turn affect biotic factors as reflected in fish catch. The study was conducted to enhance fish production through available modern fishery technologies. The technologies were gillnet of 10 cm mesh size for Oreochromis niloticus and 12 cm mesh size for Cyprinus carpio; boats made of recycling plastic bottles; retaining cage and smoking technology. One farmer research extension groups (FREG) that had 72 fishermen members, with consideration to gender participation was formed and training on each technology was given for appropriate utilization of the fishery resources of the lake. Hence, the result revealed that tabled sized fishes were caught through appropriate fishing gear to avoid over exploitation of the resources and quality product were obtained by applying those post-harvest technologies. Therefore, the study confirmed that the modern fishery technology is highly important for better utilization of the fishery resources and needs to be promoted as one of the capture fisheries strategies that can enhance fish production.