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Small-scale aquaculture in rural development (2020 updated version)

I delivered this lecture in a regional short-term training courses held in Egypt during March 2020 and organized by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA) and titled “Small-scale aquaculture”. The course hosted 25 participants from 21 African countries. The lecture starts with an overview on the features of rural communities focusing whenever applicable on …

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Pond culture of tilapia in Togo – Video

Video credit: Sabi Asma (Togo) Review: Sabi Asma and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) Video credit: Sabi Asma (Togo) Review: Sabi Asma and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) The inserted video was filmed in a private fish farm in Togo showing the stocking of all-male Nile tilapia …

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Safe interaction with stingrays in touch tanks (Video)

This video was filmed by the author during a visit to the Sea World, California, USA. As shown in the video, visitors surrounding the touch tank are trying and actually touching the stingrays which is a unique experience. In order to ensure a safe touch, the barbs (stingers) of rays are constantly trimmed down like …

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Impacts of COVID-19 on aquaculture with a special emphasis in Africa

I delivered this presentation in an online workshop held on 27 July 2020. The management of the workshop took place at the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA), Dokki, Egypt. The structure of the workshop included three main presentations (this is one of the three) as well as presentations from selected African countries. By the …

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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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Regulating Nile perch fishery in Tanzania

Photo credit: Bilali Bandali (Tanzania) Review: Bilali Bandali and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) According to FAO statistics the catch of Nile perch (Lates niloticus) from Tanzanian waters amounted 73025, 68403 and 70626 tons in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika are the fishery resources of Nile perch …

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Intensive tank culture of tilapia in Egypt (Video)

Video credit: Fares Fares Arab (Egypt) and Marx Perfecto C. Garcia (Philippines) -Information source: Fares Fares Arab Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) This video was filmed in an intensive fish farm located in Ismailia region, Egypt. The greenhouse has a dimension of 54×60 meters and hosts 42 grow-out circular tanks with …

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Applications of genetics in aquaculture (2019 – an updated lecture)

This lecture has been delivered by Dr. Abdel Rahman El Gamal during August 2019 as a contribution to the “Fish Culture Development training course – Africa” which is annually organized by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA) with the support by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The introductory part of the lecture addressed the …

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Biofloc technology in red tilapia culture in Colombia (Video)

Video credit: Marleyi Acuna Torres (Colombia) Description:  Marleyi Acuna Torres and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) The video was filmed in a red tilapia farm which uses biofloc technology. The farm is located in Zulia Notre de Santander (Colombia). The farm receives its water from a rain water reservoir. The management …

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Indigenous knowledge: Use of green mint and basil for keeping fish freshness in open markets

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Like many people I used to see green plants below fish displays. Frankly speaking, I never paid attention to the type of such plants thinking that it serves as a cushion preventing displayed fish from possible skin abrasion. Only last month (April 2019), I asked several …

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