Photo credit: Naim Belakri (Algeria)
Review: Naim Belakri and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)
The inserted photo shows an offshore cage farm located in Boumerdès Province, Algeria which is located on the Mediterranean Sea at the east of the capita Algeria.
Cage culture for marine fish such as gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) and European seabass (Dicentrachus labrax) has been promoted according to the National Development of Fishery and Aquaculture Plan for 2003-2007 for which potential sites have been identified.
In this particular farm, the diameter and depth of each cage are 25 m and 12 m respectively. Feed used is imported whereas the average production amounts about 50 tons per cage over about 12-16 months of growth. The fingerlings used in the farm are imported.