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Abdel Rahman El Gamal

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Artificial reproduction of Pacu in Paraguay

Photo credit: Ariel Montiel Benitez (Paraguay)    Review: Ariel Montiel Benitez and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) is an important fish species with high commercial value in Paraguay. The availability of sufficient number of the species fingerlings would be essential towards the expansion of pacu aquaculture in Paraguay. The artificial reproduction …

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Fish pond de-silting (Zambia)

Photo credit: John Chiseba Mwamba (Zambia) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) As silt accumulates, the overall capacity of a pond decreases. Fish ponds which were not desilted for years, ponds had become shallow, which may aggravate weed growth. Silt can lead to pond turbidity which interferes with the sunlight penetration and …

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Possible use of termites in fish feed

Photo and briefing credit: John Chiseba Mwamba (Zambia) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Historic use of termites: The long winged reproductive termite is edible and highly sought after as a delicacy. Moreover, wild-caught termites have been used as a bait to attract fish and insectivorous birds. Natives of South East Africa …

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Extensive farming of red tilapia in Colombia

Photo credit: Andres Delgado (Colombia) Review: Andres Delgado and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted pictures show the culture of red tilapia in small ponds at Ricaurte which is a town and municipality in the Nariño Department (Colombia). In such small ponds, extensive farming system is typically applied as locally available …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15488

Super intensive shrimp farm in Phang Nga (Thailand) – Video

Video credit: Vannamei 101 Description: Vannamei 101 and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) As the video caption tells, the video is affiliated to a super intensive shrimp farm located in Phang Nga, Thailand. The stocking rate of post larvae in the farm is 300 PL/m2.  The shrimp culture in the farm …

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Behind the pictures: Night training and water quality in fish ponds

One of the inserted pictures goes back to 1999 during the first training course hosted by the WorldFish Center (Abbassa – Egypt) for 14 Egyptian fish farmers while the second picture goes back to 2008 during an international training course held at the center. The purpose of night training was not just to measure the …

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Marine life in Kuredu Island (Maldives)

Photos’ credit: Leonel Antonio Zelaya Cerezo (Guatemala) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows Fish population surveys in Kuredu island (Maldives). Kuredu which is located 150 kilometers from Male, the capital is considered the most popular resort island in Maldives. The reefs fringing the island are easily accessible to …

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Small-scale aquaculture training course – Africa (Egypt – EICA, 2020)

The inserted photo was taken on March 01, during the first technical day of the “Small-scale aquaculture” training course. This 12-day course is organized by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA). The course hosts 25 participants from 21 African countries. My contribution to this course includes two lectures and then supervising group activities on …

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Jebel Aulia fish ladder in Sudan

I filmed this video during my visit to Jebel Aulia dam in October 2018. The dam was built in 1937 by the British across the White Nile to avoid the Nile flood. The dam is located 45 km from Khartoum. The fish ladder shown in the video is located along the eastern side of the …

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Poisoning freshwater puffers in a fish pond (Egypt) or a reservoir (Sudan)

The puffers which have several common names including blowfish, ballonfish and others   belong to the “Tetraodontidae” family include more than 120 species that occur worldwide. Although most of blow fish species occur in tropical and subtropical ocean waters, some fish species of this group live in brackish and even freshwater such as the ones shown …

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