Traditional facility for seed production of catfish species (Clarias sp.) in Indonesia

Credit: Anna Jamil (Indonesia)

This photo shows a hatchery facility for African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) and others Clarias species. Usually is such facility, natural spawning is practiced. In general, the growing aquaculture activities of African catfish (hatching and farming) reflect the high consumption demand on these species in Indonesia. Many restaurants offer catfish in their menu in various dishes especially the fried catfish served with fresh vegetables and traditional chili. This particular facility is a land-based facility constructed via land excavation and covered by plastic sheets.

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