Category Archive: Aquaculture

This collection of photos includes various farmed species of fin-fish, shell fish, seaweed and others as well as the farming practices carried out in many countries in the world

Jun 04 2017

Harvest of Azolla in a rice field (Video)

Video credit: Azolla Foundation Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)     This video shows the harvest of Azolla in rice fields where azolla acts as a bio-fertilizer. For many centuries, Asia’s farmers have known about the ability of Azolla to capture atmospheric nitrogen and exploited the benefits of growing Azolla …

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Jun 04 2017

Northern brown shrimp from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea

Photo credit: Sherif Sadek (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)  The inserted picture of a brown shrimp specimen was taken in a fish farm in Egypt. Introduction: Brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus) is a species of marine penaeid shrimps which has an important commercial species in the USA. The species has several common …

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Apr 26 2017

Save a male – African catfish

Image credit: FAO Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   Unlike many fish species, African catfish males (Clarias gariepinus) –for anatomical features- do not release sperm under abdominal massage after treatment with hormones. Instead, males are sacrificed, opened, and testes are removed out of the abdomen and squeezed to release the milt …

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Apr 24 2017

Cage culture of rainbow trout in Alicura reservoir in Argentine (Video)

  Video credit: Herman Hennig (Argentina) Review: Herman Hennig and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel)   This video was filmed in Alicura reservoir where cage culture of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is being practiced. Rainbow trout was introduced to Argentine at the beginning of the twentieth century with the objective of …

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Apr 23 2017

Use of rice straw bales in the very last fish harvest in earthen ponds in Egypt

  Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The pictures show how pond workers prepare bales of rice straw to harvest whatever remained in the catch ditch. This is the very last practice in pond harvesting before exposing the pond bottom to sun-drying. Not much fish is expected to recover through pushing the …

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Apr 23 2017

Pacu and rice rotary farming in Argentine – Video

Video credit: Herman Hennig (Argentina) Review: Herman Hennig and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) This video was filmed in a farm located in La Leonesa, Chaco, in the north of Argentina. The farm provides an example of rotary farming between rice and fish whereas Pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) is the fish species …

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Apr 22 2017

Behind the pictures: Barefoot in a fish pond (Egypt – 1980)

      Back to an earlier post in which I thanked Mr. Perdo Padlan, my first teacher in aquaculture. The inserted pictures were taken during the first 6-month training course led by Mr. Padlan, managed by myself and conducted on Zawya fish farm, Kafr El Sheikh, Egypt. The black and white pictures show how …

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Apr 18 2017

Mussel culture in Algeria

Photo credit: Naim Belakri (Algeria) Review:  Naim Belakri and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   Historically, the possibility of oyster (Crassostrea gigas) and mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) culture in Algeria was considered decades ago. The inserted photos were taken in a commercial aquaculture company which was established in 2013 at the place named “Oued …

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Mar 31 2017

Enhancing food security and improving income of farmers in Bangladesh and Nepal (Video)

Video ownership: World Fish Center   In Bangladesh and Nepal, where the rates of undernutrition and poverty are high, the Agriculture and Nutrition Extension Project is working with small-scale farmers to increase nutrition and food security through the production of micronutrient-rich small fish and orange sweet potato. Within the first year these men and women …

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Mar 30 2017

Aquaculture is changing lives in Bangladesh – Video

Video ownership: World Fish Center       The USAID-funded Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition (AIN) project aims to improve household income and nutrition and create employment opportunities through investments in aquaculture, including fish production. The project is providing training and supporting rural household farmers including poor men and women, hatchery and nursery owners and …

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