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Category: Tilapia

Sexual maturation, embryonic development, hatchery technologies, all-male production, over-wintering, farming systems whether in monoculture, polyculture or integration. The farming facilities are covered including earthen ponds and cages. Because Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is widely cultured worldwide, large number of posts addressed this species. However, other tilapia species are also addressed. The reproduction and seed production of tilapia are covered including sexual maturation, embryonic development, hatchery technologies, all-male production of tilapia fry are all covered. This category includes also some posts on the post-harvest practices.

Aquaponics in Togo

Photo credit: Sabi Asma (Togo) Description: Sabi Asma and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted pictures show one of the aquaponics projects in Togo. This one is a private farm located in Plateau Region, prefectures of Kpele, and locality of Bodze. This particular farm was established in 2012. The fish component …

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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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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

Création d’une écloserie commerciale Oreochromis niloticus pour soutenir la pisciculture extensive et semi-intensive à Samendeni, Burkina Faso

This project document has been developed by a group of trainees who participated during 2019 in the “Fish Culture Development – Africa training course” which is annually hosted by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA) in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The proposed location of this project is Burkina Faso. The names …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15451

Polyculture of tilapia and catfish in Sudan – Video

Video credit: Elsadig Arbab (Sudan) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) The inserted video was filmed during the sampling of farmed fish in an earthen pond in Sudan. The species shown in the sample reflects the production basket of fish farming in Sudan. According to FAO statistics, 9000 tons have been …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15370

Cage culture of tilapia in Ghana

Photos’ credit: Francis Xedagbui (Ghana) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted photos show the harvest of caged tilapia and show also a group of women while processing (gutting) the harvested fish in a nearby boat. In fact, the owner of the cages (Francis), participated in a 3-month training course held …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15329

Promoting the integration of agricultural crops with aquaculture in Madagascar

Photos’ credit: Marcel Jean Adavelo (Madagascar) – Review: Marcel Jean Adavelo and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted pictures show different models of integration between tilapia-based fish farming and different agriculture systems including –as shown in the pictures- vegetables, corn, gardens and others. Typically, proper integration enhances the productivity whether in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15315

Culture of all-male tilapia in Senegal

Photos’ credit: Jean-Marie Sambou (Senegal) Description: Jean Marie   and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted photos show the production and distribution of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fingerlings in Senegal. Typically, all-male tilapia is produced via hormonal treatment using 17-alpha methyl testosterone. The pictures have been taken in a private tilapia hatchery …

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Aquaponics in Ukraine

Photo credit: Tamara Dombrovska (Ukraine) Description: Tamara Dombrovska and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows a part of an aquaponics in Ukraine. The project is located at Vasylkiv city (30 km from Kiev). The aquaculture recirculating system hosts tilapia and African catfish; both species have been imported from the …

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Cage culture of tilapia in Madagascar

Photo credit:Marcel Jean Adavelo (Madagascar) –   Review:Marcel Jean Adavelo and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows the culture of tilapia in cages in Boeny Region, situated in the Northwestern side of Madagascar. The target of this experimental unit is to collect the necessary information needed before promoting cage culture …

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