Credit: Course participants in EICA/JICA training course (2011)
Cage farming of gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) has been tried recently in Rayaan Depressions in Egypt. The water salinity of the depressions is steadily increasing due to evaporation making the system suitable to marine cages. The stocked fingerlings are produced in private marine hatcheries while the feed is produced in commercial feed mills. Based on the economics of this pilot initiatives, the development of marine cages in the depressions could be determined.