Eel farming in Indonesia – Video

Video credit: Dian Tugu Warsito Taufik (Indonesia) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)

The first eel farm in Indonesia was established in 2009. The inserted video shows the eel stock upon their feeding in an earthen pond. As shown in the video, the feed provided is of a paste type made of mixing a powder feed with water. The feeding in earthen ponds typically takes place is a designated area in which feeding tray with appropriate mesh is placed. As shown in the video, eels go through the net mesh or climb on to the tray to feed. Because eel farming rely on wild caught seeds, the elvers required for eel farms are obtained from local fishermen.

Away from the feeding zone, the pond is furnished with paddlewheels with sufficient capacity to aerate the water, particularly at night and in the early mornings. It may worth noting that a public-private partnership has been established in Indonesia with a commitment to draft a guideline of responsible eel farming practices.

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