Tag Archive: Egypt.

Jun 24 2017

Nile perch swim bladder from neglecting to trading (video)

Typically, swim bladder in fish contains gas (usually oxygen) and functions as a hydrostatic organ, enabling the fish to maintain its depth without floating upward or sinking. Nile perch (Lates niloticus) is a luxury fish with high commercial value in Africa especially when exported. Upon processing Nile perch not long ago, whether in local markets or for export, …

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Jun 04 2017

Northern brown shrimp from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea

Photo credit: Sherif Sadek (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)  The inserted picture of a brown shrimp specimen was taken in a fish farm in Egypt. Introduction: Brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus) is a species of marine penaeid shrimps which has an important commercial species in the USA. The species has several common …

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Apr 23 2017

Use of rice straw bales in the very last fish harvest in earthen ponds in Egypt

  Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The pictures show how pond workers prepare bales of rice straw to harvest whatever remained in the catch ditch. This is the very last practice in pond harvesting before exposing the pond bottom to sun-drying. Not much fish is expected to recover through pushing the …

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Apr 22 2017

Behind the pictures: Barefoot in a fish pond (Egypt – 1980)

      Back to an earlier post in which I thanked Mr. Perdo Padlan, my first teacher in aquaculture. The inserted pictures were taken during the first 6-month training course led by Mr. Padlan, managed by myself and conducted on Zawya fish farm, Kafr El Sheikh, Egypt. The black and white pictures show how …

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Mar 20 2017

A quick stop at El Zatoun fish market (Cairo- Egypt)

On 19 March (2017), I spent about an hour in El Zatoun market and in particular at the fish section. The market is close enough to where I live and we used to buy our family need of fish from this market. For one reason or another, I do not recall visiting this market for …

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Mar 20 2017

Behind the pictures: Educating bankers on aquaculture (Case study) – Egypt

      Fish farmers in many countries are facing difficulties while trying to obtain bank credit due to various reasons whether related to banking system or due to technical issues. The ones related to banking procedures including any or of the issues such as lack or insufficient collaterals, land tenure, legal status and others. …

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Mar 18 2017

Behind the pictures: Malawi fish farmers study tour in Egypt (Typical opening and unique graduation)

The study tour was supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency – Malawi (JICA) and took place throughout the period from 21 to 30 June, 2004. In addition to a 3-day training delivered in the World Fish facility at Abbassa, the remaining period were spent in touring aquaculture operations in several governorates (hatcheries, fish farms, Nile …

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Mar 10 2017

Behind the pictures: Very Belated Thank You to Mr. Pedro Padlan

Sending belated thanks after a year or two may still make sense. In my case it is 37 years, but I decided to send it any way. During sometime in 1980, I met Mr. Pedro Padlan, the FAO aquaculture expert and who carried a Philippine passport at the premises of the Fishery Agency in Cairo …

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Mar 06 2017

Diving the Blue Hole (Dahab – Egypt) and this marvelous octopus specimen (Video)

Video credit: Patricia Martin Cabrera Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) This video was filmed during a dive at the Blue Hole, Dahab (Egypt).     One should look carefully to identify this beautiful specimen of common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) with its marvelous green color that makes the animal blends with …

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Mar 02 2017

Fish Culture Development training course (2003)

  Even though each of the training courses which I organized is very important especially in knowing new friends, some courses including this one have something to add. This course has been annually hosted by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture (EICA) since 1989 and I have been teaching in this course since beginning until …

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