Video credit: Manuel Cano (Guatemala)
Credit for inserted photos and project details: Ashraf Goda (Egypt)
Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)
This 7-min video skims the features of first aquaponic project in Egypt. The filmed project is affiliated to the National Institute of Oceanography and Fishery (NIOF). This project is located at about 25 km from Cairo at the Barrage (Kanater). The facility includes five earthen ponds for fish and greenhouse facility for the main aquaponic components (fish and plants). The project is furnished by a renewable energy system (photovoltaic) that is used to run the water pumps with a discharge capacity of 16 m3/hour. As shown in the video, plastic materials (tubing) act as a biological filter. During the first year of the project, more fish and plant species have been explored as candidates for aquaponic system under the project conditions. There are several aquaponic projects which have evolved during 2013.