General features of aquaculture dvelopment in Jordan

Credit: Ebraheem al Zubidue (Jordan)

Water scarcity in Jordan necessitates the adoption of intensive aquaculture practices which  are carried out in cement or fiberglass tanks are used and whereas aeration using various types of aerators while liquid oxygen is used in a project.  Aquaculture production in Jordan (about 450 tons) is composed of tilapia and carps. In order to protect tilapia against cold weather during winter, aquaculture projects especially for tilapia are carried out under green houses. Wells and springs are the only water sources for aquaculture in Jordan. Most fish farms in Jordan are located in Jordan Valley then after in  Zarqa governorate, North Governorates and finally in Balqa governorate.

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