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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.

Biological filters in intensive aquaculture

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted pictures show substrates used in intensive aquaculture systems. As shown, the shapes of such substrates may vary although they have a main characteristic in common which is a high surface/volume ratio. Added to that, the substrates used in biological filters should enjoy strong mechanical …

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In-pond raceway in Egyptian aquaculture (Video)

Video credit: Marcel Adaveleo (Madagascar) and Danial Osiyoye (Nigeria) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) Historic information: As reported, the “In-pond raceway technology – IPR” was first developed in 2007 on a channel catfish farm in West Alabama, USA. Afterward, the technology was transferred to China in 2013 and then to …

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Cage culture of gilthead seabream and European seabass fish in Egypt – Video

Video credit: Alejandro Joachin (Guatemala) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) This video was filmed in 2014 during a field visit by the participants in an international training course held and organized by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA). The non-floating cages shown in this video represent a part of …

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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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Co-culture and rotated culture of lotus and fish

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Lotus-aquaculture culture system has been practiced for long time in China and is being evaluated recently in some Asian countries where lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is native macrophytes. Several fish species have been used in such integrated systems including carps, tilapias and others. The two culture forms …

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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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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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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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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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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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