Tag Archive: Egypt.

Oct 02 2017

Development and outlook of Egyptian aquaculture (2017 updated)

    This file is a copy of my very recent lecture on the development and outlook of Egyptian aquaculture. With the support of official figures, I did my best to analyse and predict the mode of development as well as the possible challenge. Among the key figures presented in the lecture is the new …

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Oct 02 2017

Fish Culture Development training course (Africa)- 2017 – Egypt

It is always a pleasure to contribute to the training courses organized by the Egyptian International Center for Agriculture (EICA). The present 10-week course is being organized by EICA in partnership with FAO. I delivered the opening lecture today afternoon with the attendance of seven participants expecting more participants will join the course in the …

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Sep 23 2017

Culture of marble rabbit fish (Siganus rivulatus) in shrimp ponds in Egypt

Photo credit: Sherif Sadek (Egypt) Review: Sherif Sadek and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     The inserted photo shows samples of marble rabbit fish (Siganus rivulatus) cultured in a marine shrimp farm located in the Diba Triangle Zone (Egypt). The purpose of incorporating the rabbit fish which has been stocked around …

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Aug 15 2017

Sole culture in shrimp ponds in Egypt

Photos credit: Sherif Sadek (Egypt) Review: Sherif Sadek and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   The farm is located near Port-Said whereas this Exploratory testing of the culture of Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) in the ponds of the brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus). This is the first time to practice such polyculture system in …

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Jul 16 2017

Green tilapia: annoying in shrimp ponds but rewarding on market display (Egypt)

Photos credit: Sherif Sadek (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     Green tilapia (Tilapia zillii) is usually treated as an unwanted species in fish ponds because the species matures at younger age and smaller size compared to farmed tilapia species such as Nile tilapia (the specimens shown –based on their …

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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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