Photos credit: Marx Perfecto C. Garcia (Philippines)– Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)
The facilities shown in the inserted pictures have been constructed to enhance the water quality for the marine hatchery shown in the background. Suez Canal water is the main incoming water to the hatchery.
The concrete canals shown in one of the pictures serve to reduce the incoming turbidity through sedimentation while the sand filters serve to clear the water from the water load of suspended matters. There are ultraviolet units (UV) serve as sterilizers and located behind the sand filters. The whole unit is serving the weaning component of the hatchery. In regard to the larval culture tanks, special UV units are dedicated to further sterilize the water in the larval tanks. The species currently reproduced in the hatchery include gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata), European seabass (Dicentrachus labrax) and whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei). Depending on the market demand, more species have been reproduced earlier in this hatchery including soles and several marine shrimp species.