Category Archive: 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.

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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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

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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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13976

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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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13968

Feb 19 2017

A small-to-medium aquaponic project in California (USA) – Video

I filmed this video during my visit to this facility that took place on the 6th of January, 2015. Description: Paul Trudeau (owner of the this project) and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)     The operation is established in a greenhouse with the dimensions of 3.7m x 3m x 2.4m. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13850

Jan 27 2017

Adding Azolla to tilapia feed in aquaponics in Egypt

      The easiness of Azolla cultivation as well as its richness in key nutrients such as proteins, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals has encouraged the utilization of Azolla in the feed of livestock and poultry. Moreover, Azolla has also been suggested as food stuff for human consumption. In regard to aquaculture, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13823

Jan 14 2017

Adding iron to aquaponics

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     Iron deficiency is common in aquaponic system and may lead to several adverse effects on the plants which turn pale and yellow as the iron deficiency compromises the plants ability to make chlorophyll. Iron deficiency could be detected through visual inspection. In new plant …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13809

Sep 16 2016

Cage culture of grass carp in China

Photo credit: Jean-Marie Manirambona (Burundi) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     Intensive culture of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) in China is practiced in several types including cages in open waters as shown in the inserted picture (governmental facility). Grass carp could be the only species stocked or the major species …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13544

Aug 25 2016

Integrated fish-geese culture in Tanzania (Video)

Video credit: Emmanuel Godfrey Maneno and Mashaka Shabani Kapagalla (Tanzania) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)   The farm shown in the video is located in Malela Mukuranga (Said Farm). The birds shown in this video have been brought from a private farm. African catfish and Nile tilapia are the two …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13489

Aug 20 2016

Indonesia rice-fish farming (Video)

Video ownership: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)     Rice-fish farming has a long history in Indonesia and is believed to go back to the mid-1800s. This technique has been found good for both the fish and the rice leading to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13479

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