Category Archive: Mullet

This category addresses posts related to this group of migratory fish that belongs to the family "Mugilidae". The farming practices whether in monoculture or in polyculture are addressed starting with the collection of mullet fry till harvesting. The artificial reproduction of the key mullet species (flathead grey mullet, Mugil cephalus) is also included.

Oct 17 2017

Collection and distribution of captured mullet fry in Egypt – Video

Video credit: Sherif Sadek (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)   Egypt continues to be the world leader in mullet aquaculture, producing over 157,000 tons in 2015 whereas the culture of mullet relies solely on the collection of wild seed. The collection of wild fry in Egypt in designated sites …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=14195

Sep 28 2014

Before hatching embryos of flathead mullet (Mugil cephalus) – Video

Video credit: Ahmed Shaheen (Egypt) Technical review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) This 1-min video shows embryos of Mugil cephalus prior to hatching. The artificial reproduction of grey mullet has ben attempted and initiated in some Mediterranean countries whereas mullet is an important food fish. The video was filmed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=11888

Aug 04 2014

Selective harvest of farmed mullet in Egypt

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted photos were taken in a fish farm in Egypt whereas the management in this farm is similar to many other farms in Egypt. As shown in the photos, the target species is mullet especially flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus). Usually, in such system, Nile …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=11463

Nov 03 2011

Flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) in Egypt

The fry of this species are collected from the Mediterranean Sea. In regard to growth rate, flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) is showing highest growth rate among mullet species. Because of early collection of its fry in Egypt (September – December), it attains its market size with an average of 300-400 g in a single …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=1061

Nov 03 2011

Keeled mullet (Liza carinata) in Egypt

This species is found more in the Red Sea system due to its high tolerance to high salinity. The fry of keeled mullet (Liza carinata) are collected from collecting stations in Ismaelia and Suez. Even though the growth rate of keeled mullet is not high especially when compared to key mullet species, there is a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=1050

Nov 03 2011

Collection of mullet fry in Egypt

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Mullet farming still depends on naturally collected fry whereas the artificial reproduction of mullet is carried out at experimental levels in Egypt. There are several¬†stations where mullet fry are collected. Key mullet species are flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus), thin-lipped grey mullet (Liza ramada), and keeled …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=1047