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Category: Aquaculture

This collection of photos includes various farmed species of fin-fish, shell fish, seaweed and others as well as the farming practices carried out in many countries in the world

Tilapia farming in water reservoirs of horticulture farms in Egypt

This integration approach has been adopted by some horticulture farms such as gouva and banana. Economic indications are promising. Fertile water when used in horticulture farm would reduced the demand for chemical fertilizers and hence improve the economics of the horticulture farm. In fact, if the right match between fish biomass and horticulture acreage, this …

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Rotation of fish farming with selected agricultural crops

Rotation concept has been practiced based on the nature of aquaculture and agriculture in a given region. Attached pictures show the farming of winter agricultural crops (e.g. wheat – alfalfa) in fish ponds. In temperate climates such as in Egypt, and in situations where Nile tilapia leads aquaculture cropping, fish harvest usually takes place before …

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Integrated duck-fish farming

The compatibility between ducks and fish in such integrated system is of top importance bearing in mind that while ducks are warm blooded animals, fish are cold blooded animals. Therefore proper management should be in place including stocking times and rates. For example, when such integrated system is applied in warm water aquaculture in temperate countries, …

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Integrated rice-fish culture

A well-known model of integrated aquaculture-agriculture which has been practiced in countries whereas rice is a key crop. In Egypt, this integrated system is carried out with the support of the government whereas common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is delivered to contributing farms at no cost. The economic advantages of such integrated system include the increase of rice …

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Integrated tilapia farming and agriculture in Wafra (Kuwait)

In this model, Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) has been farmed in concrete tanks in agriculture farms where agricultural crops such as alfa alfa, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, etc., are cultivated. Such integrated farms are located in several locations including Al-Wafra, the location the attach picture shows. In order to facilitate draining, tanks are constructed abovr ground level. Water used in these …

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A type of eggs incubators used in the commercial hatcheries of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus in Egypt

This photos hows a type of egg incubators used in the commercial hatcheries of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Because of the high cost of imported incubators, these incubators are locally made in Egypt especially in the light of high demand. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. …

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A model of incubators for tilapia eggs in Egyptian hatcheries

These type of incubators for tilapia eggs are in use in medium size and commercial hatcheries (Egypt) Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a picture or more. This will be appreciated.

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Flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) in Egypt

The fry of this species are collected from the Mediterranean Sea. In regard to growth rate, flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus) is showing highest growth rate among mullet species. Because of early collection of its fry in Egypt (September – December), it attains its market size with an average of 300-400 g in a single …

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Keeled mullet (Liza carinata) in Egypt

This species is found more in the Red Sea system due to its high tolerance to high salinity. The fry of keeled mullet (Liza carinata) are collected from collecting stations in Ismaelia and Suez. Even though the growth rate of keeled mullet is not high especially when compared to key mullet species, there is a …

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Collection of mullet fry in Egypt

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Mullet farming still depends on naturally collected fry whereas the artificial reproduction of mullet is carried out at experimental levels in Egypt. There are several stations where mullet fry are collected. Key mullet species are flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus), thin-lipped grey mullet (Liza ramada), and keeled …

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