This lecture was delivered in the Fish Culture Development training course which started on April 2014. This course is organized by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture “EICA” and supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency “JICA”. The course hosts 16 African trainees from 11 African countries.
This lecture introduces the fishery sector in Egypt with a special emphasis on aquaculture. The development of aquaculture as well as the mode of development has been focused on including leading aquaculture species, production basket, farming system and marketing. Relating Egyptian fish production to fish production in Africa is presented. The lecture brought up the status of fish production in relation to the national strategy.
The lecture emphasized on the principal natural resources related to aquaculture development and the rationality of intensification of aquaculture practices as well as the integration and/or integration with other agricultural crops.