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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.

Integrated goat and fish farming in El Salvador

Photo credit: Armando Romero (El Salvador)   Description: Armando Romero and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted photo was taken in a governmental station in El Salvador where goats are integrated with fish farming. The small size of goats, their early maturation, and low capital investment are factors to consider when adopting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15375

Culture of rice eels in Vietnam – Video

Video credit: Mohamed Aaty (Egypt) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) The rice eel (Monopterus albus) is also known as swamp eel, white rice field eel and other local names in Asian countries. This air-breathing species of fish belongs to the Synbranchidae family. The preferred environment for the rice eel includes a wide variety of freshwater …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15368

Promoting integrated fish farming with chicken and vegetables in Burundi

Photos’ credit: Jean Marie Manirambona (Burundi)  Description: Jean Marie Maniranbona  and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The integrated farming has been usually adopted for the purpose of minimizing wastes from the various farm systems through the use of such wastes and by-products whenever appropriate to improve the farm productivity and in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15353

Biological recycling of pond weeds in fish farms

Photo credit: Mustafa Koweka (Syria) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The photo shows a group of cattle while grazing weeds grown on the dykes of fish ponds. The shown practice is a type of biological control of unwanted plants in fish ponds in which cattle acquire a part of their daily …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15340

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

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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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15258

Promoting the role of women in fish culture in Senegal

Photo credit: Jean-Marie Sambou (Senegal) Description: Jean-Marie Sambou and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows fish cages of 10-m3 volume each. These net cages are a part of a promotion project targeting women in particular. The project is sponsored by CORPSAFRICA; an NGO caring mainly on woman having a …

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

Fish-vegetable-horticulture integration in Malawi

Photo credit: Madalitso Magombo (Malawi) Description: Madalitso Magombo and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture shows an integrated farm of fish and vegetables as well as bananas (horticulture) that does exist in Zomba, Malawi and run by one of the fish farmers in the area. The integrated aquaculture-agriculture (IAA) technology …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=15172

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