Sampling the fingerlings of silver carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix in Egypt (Video)


Video credit: Alain Murekambanze (Burundi)         Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal

This video shows the sampling of silver carp fingerlings. Even though, silver carp was introduced to Egypt from Asia decades ago, its marketability, and so the consumer preference remained low due to the intramuscular bones. However, the food habits of the species being phytoplankton feeders have been utilized by some farmers especially when the fish feed prices went very high and turned to a real obstacle facing commercial aquaculture. There have been some recommendations to use silver carp in cages based on their feeding habits. It is believed that if the marketing of silver carp improves, their contribution in aquaculture will be also improved.



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