This lecture was delivered in the Fish Culture Development training course which started on August 2015. This course is annually organized –since 2004- by the Egyptian International Centre for Agriculture “EICA” and supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency “JICA”. The course hosts 15 African trainees from nine African countries. This lecture will be delivered also next month (October, 2015) in the Fish Culture Developed training course which is annually organized –since 1988- by EICA for trainees from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Common Wealth countries.
The present lecture focused more on the management issues related to fish hatcheries. The lecture started with background information on different types of fish reproduction as well as parental care in nature and relates that to related biological parameters. The biological information has been utilized in the application of practical reproduction of farmed fish species and crustaceans.
Natural spawning and artificial spawning are discussed with some on species of economic value to aquaculture. 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.
The lecture has been supported by different types of illustrations and case studies.