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Spawning of imported whiteleg shrimp in a biosecure facility in Egypt

Photos credit: Sherif Sadek (Egypt). Description: Sherif Sadek and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)

The whiteleg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, being the newest introduced shrimp species in Egypt is considered a promising candidate towards the development of shrimp aquaculture in the country based on its high productive traits. In order to minimize the risk of possible spread of diseases, and as shown in the attached pictures, certified disease-free broodstock have been imported from a reputable hatchery located in Hawaii, USA. The introduced shrimp are currently reproduced in a special hatchery that has undergone specific protocols turning it to a bio-secure facility. The facility is located in the area of Ismailia (Egypt). It may worth noting that the overall duration of the trip took 2 days and 10 hours covering the road and air transport from the source hatchery in USA till the arrival at the designated hatchery in Egypt.

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