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Category: Farming systems and practices

This category includes various aquaculture systems and facilities such as earthen ponds, tanks, cages, pens, raceways and others. The farming practices are also covered including integration, rotation, pond preparation, sampling, harvesting, fertilization, aeration, post-harvest and others.

Jun 22 2018

Use of chlorine compounds for eradicating the left-over organisms from fish ponds (Video)

Video credit: Zanou Dossou (Togo) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)   Before starting any fish farming operation, it is essential that culture unit is free of aquatic organisms which could be accidently left-over from earlier operation whether in fry nursing or grow-out. While this matter is simple in completely drained …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14523

May 13 2018

Cage culture of red tilapia in Vietnam – Video

Credit for the video and the caption: DO Xuan Hai (Vietnam) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) Tilapia culture in Vietnam usually targeted local markets before being exported to a large number in the USA and the European Union. Red tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) is mainly cultured in floating cages as practiced …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14447

Mar 31 2018

Cage culture of striped catfish in An Giang Province (Vietnam)

Photo credit: Han Huong (Vietnam) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     Viet Nam is by far the world’s largest producer of Pangasius with a production that exceeded 1.2 million tons in 2013 and with an annual export turnover of at least US$ 2 billion.  The striped catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus) which is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14371

Feb 13 2018

Culture of red tilapia in a biofloc system in Colombia – Video

Video credit: Marleyi Acuna Torres (Colombia) Review: Marleyi Acuna Torres and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)           This video was filmed in an aquaculture facility located in the north of Santander (Colombia). The project has an area of 3000 m2 where red tilapia is the cultured fish …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14317

Jan 19 2018

Intensive culture of tilapia in aquaponic in Egypt – Video

The video was filmed in December 2014 in an aquaponics project located along Cairo-Alexandria Desert road in Egypt. These grow-out tanks are the component of a larger integrated and aquaponics project. Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus is the species cultured in this project. The aquaculture component consists of nursery and grow-out concrete tanks. The nursery tanks are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14294

Jan 13 2018

Rice-fish culture in Songea (Tanzania)

Credit: Jamila Ibrahim and Lucka Paschal (Tanzania)   The inserted picture is for an integrated agriculture-aquaculture system carried out in Songea, Ruvuma,  Tanzania. The acreage of the rice field is about one hectar while the harvest amounts about four tons of rice and 100 kg of tilapia which is commonly used in such integrated system. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14275

Dec 25 2017

Use of Black Soldier Fly larvae in fish feeding in Egypt (Video)

I filmed this video during my visit to an aquaponic facility owned and managed by Dr. Hisham Haggag. The visit took place on 2 November, 2017. Introduction: The larvae of the Black soldier fly (SFD), (Hermetia illucens) have been proposed decades ago as an efficient converter of organic wastes into live and highly nutritional biomass …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14264

Nov 13 2017

Integrated fish-pig farming in Peru

Photo credit: Juan Martin Cautvein Grecia (Peru) Review: Juan Martin Cautvein Grecia and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)       The inserted picture which was taken in the in the Peruvian jungle shows an integration model between pigs and fish. In such system, ponds are generally small of less than 2000 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14232

Oct 14 2017

Production of African catfish fingerlings at Mwamapuli Aquaculture Development Centre (Tanzania)

Photo credit: Lucka Paschal and Erick Kiiza (Tanzania) Review: Lucka Paschal – Erick Kiiza (Tanzania) and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     The inserted picture was taken in Mwamapuli Aquaculture Development Centre which is a governmental center located in Tabora Region at Lgunga District. The picture shows the harvesting of African …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14178

Aug 15 2017

Duckling azolla rush (Video)

Video credit: The Azolla Foundation Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)     This 30-second video shows the strong attractions of small ducks to azolla. The handful of azolla was totally consumed within the 30-sec duration of the video indicating the excellent palatability of azolla to the ducklings. It may worth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14076

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