Locally produced and imported fingerlings of European seabass in Egypt – Video

The video which was filmed in a commercial marine fish farm in Egypt shows the feeding of the fingerlings of European seabass (Dicentrachus labrax) while nursed in an earthen pond. This particular farm imported the fingerlings of seabass from Tunisia (along with the fingerlings of gilthead seabream). Upon the arrival to the farm, the average size was about 1.8 g increasing to about 3 g/specimen during the day of the visit that was 28 days after the stocking.

It may worth mentioning that the hatchery-produced fingerlings of the European seabass amounted 1.8 million in 2012 in addition to minor quantities which are collected from the nature. The import of seabass fingerlings indicates the gap between the supply and demand for the species.


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