Video credit: Gabriel de Labra (Spain)
Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Egypt)
This 8-min video covers a growing season for tilapia as carried out in Cabo Delgado (Mozambique). This operation is a part of a project jointly operated by Mozambique Government and funded by the Red Cross (Spain). The object focuses on rural development through small-scale aquaculture.
The video starts with the preparation of the pilot pond followed by receiving tilapia fry which has been produced and transported from a tilapia hatchery located about 1800 kilometers from the farm.
The typical pond management has been covered in the video including initial stocking in hapas, feeding and regular sampling reaching to partial harvesting of tilapia. The feed preparation has been addressed in more details showing the on-farm feed preparation using local materials and simple equipment such as meat grinder. The potential fish farmers are the ones who carry out most of the activities under the technical advice of the project consultant. Also, the video shows the reproduction of tilapia which occurred three months after stocking.