Smoking trial of common carp, Cyprinus carpio in Egypt

Photo credit: Sherif Sadek (Egypt)           Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal

Even though the introduction of common carp (mirror carp strain), Cyprinus carpio into Egypt goes back to several decades in an attempt to promote Egyptian aquaculture, the contribution of common carp to aquaculture remained low. The modest consumer acceptance to common carp –compared to favorite species; tilapia- was behind the low profile of common carp aquaculture in Egypt. The intramuscular bones in the flesh of carp have been a key cause behind the less consumer acceptance. Added value carp product is believed to promote the marketing and consumption bottlenecks. The photos show the smoking trial of common carp which was followed by taste feedbacks whereas the outcomes came positive. Until present, there is no attempt to commercialize the piloting outcomes.

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