Thursday, June 30, 2011

The last ten years fish farms triple in Egypt to cope with demand

Increasing demand for fish in Egypt has caused a knock on effect that has resulted in the number of fish farms in Egypt being tripled. This also has an effect which is environmental and bring challenges to the aquatic environment.

“In 1999, fish farms were producing 200,000 tons of fish annually to comply with consumers’ demands,” says Abdel Rahman al-Gamal, a senior aquaculture scientist for the African division of WorldFish Center. “Today, the demand has reached 750,000 tons per year and is expected to hit a million over the next five years,” he stresses. The majority of Egypt’s fish production is generated from natural fisheries and aquaculture. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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