Culture of African catfish in Sudan – Video

Video credit: Elsadig Arbab (Sudan) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)

The sources of animal protein in Sudan are largely dominated by red meat.  In regard to fish and according to the latest FAO statistics, the per capita fish consumption from fish falls below 1.5 kg/year. However, there is a growing interest to enhance fish consumption for several reasons especially public health. It is believed that aquaculture will be the leading avenue to enhance fish production and so fish consumption.

According to FAO, aquaculture production in Sudan amounted 9000 tons in 2017 and composed on only two fish groups; tilapia (5000 tons) and catfish (4000 tons). The video shows the release of wild caught advanced fingerlings of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in an earthen fish pond.


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