Fish hatchery management (April 2014 version)

This lecture was delivered in the Fish Culture Development training course which started on April 2014. This course is organized by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture “EICA” and supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency “JICA”. The course hosts 16 African trainees from 11 African countries.

The lecture focused more on the management issues related to fish hatchery management. The lecture started with background information on different types of fish reproduction as well as parental care in nature and relates that to biological parameters such as fecundity. The biological information has been utilized in the commercial reproduction of farmed fish species and crustaceans. Natural spawning and artificial spawning are discussed. Key parameters affecting fish production were addressed in relation to types of fish hatcheries. Enhancing the productivity of fish hatcheries through management tools was discussed.

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