Harvesting fish in a polyculture system in the Misiones Province (Argentina)- Video

Video credit: Herman Hennig (Argentina)

Review: Herman Hennig and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel)




The video which shows the fish harvest from a polyculture system was filmed in a fish farm located in Campo Viera, Misiones province (Northeast of Argentine). Fish species cultured in this particular farm includes carps, pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) and catfish.

According to the Aquaculture Directorate (2001), the Misiones province has been classified among the temperate warm and sub-tropical basin that is characterized by prolonged growing season. This basin has been found ideal for the culture of warm and temperate species, such as catfish, surubí, rollizo, bagre, cucharón, pirapitai or river salmon, bullfrog, Pacu, tilapia, Malaysian shrimp, red claw lobster, yacaré, ornamental fish and some invertebrate species.

It worth mentioning that there is small-scale aquaculture schemes in the Misiones province through which large numbers of small-scale rural producers have adopted fish farming as a means to improve their income.  Fish produced from these farms are usually sold in the local market.

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