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Integrated agriculture-aquaculture in rural development

This project proposal has been developed by a group of trainees who participated in the Integrated Rural Development training course in 2009. This course is annually hosted by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA). This project proposal in its rationality and objectives focuses more on social issues such as employment and nutrition in rural …

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Ovulation of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) female

The photo shows egg stripping which is a phase of the induced reproduction of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). This female has been induced for spawning using the pituitary gland extract. The photo shows the egg stripping after the ovulation. Note how eggs are free flowing without clumps or blood. Eggs are obtained through stripping using soft …

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Induced reproduction of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) and sacrificing the male

Unlike many fish species, the sperm can only be obtained by sacrificing a male of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). Testis is dissected and cut into small pieces whereas the milt used in egg fertilization will be obtained through pressing pieces of the testis out. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset …

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Spawning readiness of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) female

Determining the spawning readiness of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) female is assessed based on the softness of female abdomen as shown one photo. Female ovulation could be judged based on the release of few eggs under slight pressure. Females are watched for ovulation and should be stripped and eggs fertilized.  Note: We decided not to watermark the photos …

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Extraction of the pituitary gland of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)

Pituitary gland extract is used in induced reproduction of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). In order for the pituitary extract to be effective, donor fish should be sexually mature whether male or female. Also, the extraction of pituitary gland is preferred to be close to or within the spawning season. Note: We decided not to watermark …

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Sex identification of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) male

  This photo shows clearly the projection of the male genital papilla of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)  

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Sex identification of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) female

The photo shows how female African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) is identified based on the genital papilla (watch the reddish color of the papilla).  

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Reddish coloration of Nile tilapia males during the spawning season

During the spawning season of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) develop reddish coloration as secondary sex characteristics. One of the attached photos shows clearly the male coloration during the spawning season while the second photo shows the color difference between male and female of Nile tilapia. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset …

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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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