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Category: Farmed species

This category hosts the key farmed species of fin-fish, shell fish, seaweed and others including those grown in various environments (e.g. warm water, cold water, freshwater, marine water)

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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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15237

Hatchery-produced seeds of marine fish in Cyprus (1991)

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) During my contribution to the seminar on the research aquaculture needs in the region, I had the chance to visit two marine fish hatcheries – as far as I remember located in Limassol. The focus of the hatcheries during that time was to produce fingerlings of …

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Display of live catfish in traditional fish markets in Egypt

Photo credit: Marcelin Ngatcham (Cameroon)     Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Fish displayed and sold in Egyptian fish markets are mostly on ice. In the past few years, there is a tendency for the sale of live tilapia from aquaculture especially higher prices has been achieved for live fish. In regard to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15203

Status of red tilapia in Egyptian aquaculture – Video

This video has been compiled of four parts that have been filmed in four aquaculture projects in Egypt. Identified parts are credited to Marx Perfecto C. Garcia (Philippines) and Sherif Sadek (Egypt). The below review is my personal opinion (Abdel Rahman El Gamal – Founder the video channel) The introduction of red tilapia into Egypt …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15199

Tank culture of African catfish in Egypt – Video

Video credit: Charles Bernard Makuya (Malawi) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) This video shows the feeding of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus when intensively grown in concrete tanks in Egypt. The aggressive feeding of stocked catfish is quite obvious as the floating pellets were picked-up within seconds. Added to that, the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15192

Installation of liners in fish ponds in Kenya

Photo credit: Mercy Maiyo (Kenya) Description: Mercy Maiyo and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The photos show the lining process in fish ponds located in Nairobi County (Kenya). The pond shown in the picture is 150 m2. The lining is a valid approach whenever the pond soil is not naturally holding water. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15189

Tilapia aquaculture in Guatemala

Photo credit: Andria Melissa Ochoa Rodas (Guatemala) Description: Andria Melissa Ochoa Rodas and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows an earthen pond while prepared for tilapia culture. The pond is in Escuintla which is located in south central Guatemala. As shown in the picture, heavy machinery are used in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15168

Tilapia zillii – unwanted in fish ponds but highly demanded in markets in Egypt

Photo credit: Suzan Alfred and Mekki Zakaria (Sudan) – Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows a batch of fish ready for the market. The traditional basket has mainly two fish groups; soles and green tilapia (Tilapia zillii). Whether caught from natural resources such as lakes (like the attached …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15153

Adipose eyelids and their functions in fish

Photo credit: Marx Perfecto C. Garcia (Philippines) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder the website) The inserted photo shows the eyelid in a mullet specimen (Mugil sp.). There are several theories related to the possible roles of eyelids in fishes. It is generally accepted that the eyelids may play a role in affecting the vision …

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Removing the premaxilla of tilapia males

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The removal of the premaxilla of bone of the upper lip of tilapia males goes back to the late 1970s. The purpose of such practice is to reduce the aggressive behavior of tilapia males and hence reduce the possible injuries and/or mortality of females during the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15144

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