Desert aquaculture of European seabass (Dicentrachus labrax) and gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) in Egypt

Source of information: Sherif Sadek (Egypt)                       Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal

The photos show an intensive marine fish farm designed for marine fish farming. Underground water with 26 g/l salinity is the only water source. Fish species cultured are European seabass (Dicentrachus labrax) and gilthead seabream (Sparus auratus). The average fish production is about 20 kg/m3. In the present, the water discharged from the fish farm is used -on experimental basis- for farming three salt-tolerant plant crops that are namely salicornia, atriblex and sueda.  

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