Tag Archive: Benin

Jul 10 2015

Features of artisanal fishery in Lake Aheme (Benin)

Photos’ credit: Codjo Bertin Ahokin (Benin) Review: Codjo Bertin Ahokin and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     Inland fishery is a very important activity for the riverside communities in regard to job creation and food security through providing a reliable source of animal protein. There are thousands of fishermen who depend …

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May 16 2014

Un enclos piscicole au Bénin

Credit: Ignace Gohoun and Corneille Wantofio (Benin) Un enclos piscicole est une pièce d’eau délimitée par des piquets en bois ou tout autre matériaux entouré d’un filet de à petite maille. La partie inférieure du filet est enfoncée dans le sol pour empêcher les poissons de fuir par le bas. La partie supérieure dépasse largement le niveau …

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May 14 2014

Activities carried out at the Research Aquaculture Center in Benin (in French)- Video

Source:www.fishconsult.org Credit for the video: Ignace Gohoun and Corneille Wantofio (Benin) The Aquaculture Research Center in Benin (CRIAB) is being established on ten hectars in Abomey town. The center is equipped with production facilities for African catfish, Clarias gariepinus and all-male Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. CRIAB has modern infrastructure with a hatchery and a laboratory …

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Apr 16 2014

Feeding of African catfish juveniles grown in high density in Benin (Video)

Credit for the video: Ismael Radwan (Egypt) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and the video channel) The video was taken in a catfish farm in Benin. The high density of catfish is reflected in the dark cloud of fishing moving in the tank. Often, the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) is raised …

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Apr 16 2014

Use of concrete tanks in the reproduction of Nile tilapia in Benin

Credit: Ismael Radwan (Egypt) The photo shows the concrete tanks used in the spawning of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus as well as the controlled collection of fry and broodstock handling. Tanks are rectangular with 3 x 8 meters while water depth could be adjusted depending on activities. During the spawning, each tank is stocked with …

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Apr 08 2014

Constructing a simple net grader for tilapia or catfish fry in Benin

Photo credit: Ismael Radwan (Egypt) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal The two photos show a simple 2-unit fish grader made of a metal frame and netting materials which are locally available in Benin. As expected, the inner unit which is smaller and shallower should be made of larger-mesh net to enable larger size fry to …

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Mar 25 2014

Hand-feeding of African catfish broodstock in Benin

Video credit: Ismael Radwan (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal The video shows how peacefully the broodstock of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus repeatedly pick the feed pellets from the operator,s hand. We notice the tank has a net coverage to keep the catfish from jumping out of the tank.

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Mar 08 2014

Natural spawning of African catfish, Clarias garepinus in Benin

Credit: Ismael Radwan (Egypt) Source: www.fishconsult.org The photos show the process of the natural spawning of African catfish, Clarias garepinus in Benin. It is believed that the natural spawning when carried out properly, this approach is easier and more economical compared to artificial spawning. The photos show the spawning tanks in which two pairs of …

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Mar 03 2014

Production of all-male fingerlings of Nile tilapia in Benin (treatment tanks)

Credit: Ismael Radwan (Egypt) The photo shows the facilities what are in use during the hormonal treatment of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. One may notice that the relatively small size of tanks which enables the matching with the possible number of treated tilapia fry keeping in mind that the fecundity of Nile tilapia (no. eggs/female) …

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Feb 27 2014

Trapping in artisanal fishery in Benin

Credit for the photos: Ismael Radwan (Egypt) The photos show simple fishing gears (traps) which are made of locally available materials. Trapping is a favored fishing practice to artisanal fishermen especially whenever fishery stocks are abundant as well as when the right location for placing the traps is chosen. This is in addition to the …

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