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Global demand sees farmed fish production soar

Farmed fish and shellfish production is set to soar between 2010 and 2050 in order to meet projected fish demand worldwide, according to a new report.

Online aquaculture training videos now available to Egyptian fish farmers

Hatchery workers harvest Abbassa nile tilapia from a hatchery in Egypt. A series of high quality aquaculture training videos, designed to teach Egyptian fish farmers the industry’s best management practices, has recently been released.

Egyptian aquaculture sector plans for further growth

Stakeholders from Egypt’s $1.5 billion aquaculture industry will come together in Cairo this week to discuss future development of the sector.

Record-breaking year for aquaculture training in Egypt

WorldFish and the Improving Employment and Incomes through Development of Egypt’s Aquaculture Sector (IEIDEAS) project delivered training in ‘Best Management Practices’ to more than 1400 fish farmers in 2013.

Egyptian Aquaculture Innovation Platform Launched

On 12 January 2014, WorldFish launched a new innovation platform to help plan for future growth of the highly successful Egyptian aquaculture sector.
 
 

Small pond fish culture training empowers Rehena

Rehena Begum attended school until grade five, and as is the case for most of the rural girls of her time, was married in at early age. She lives in the village of Dinar, in the Char Koua union, Sadar upazila of Barisal district. Her husband has no permanent occupation and earns most of his income from petty jobs such as working in the brick fields. It was difficult to bear the expenses of a family of six with his meager earnings.

Investment in Egypt’s aquaculture sector to increase food security and provide employment

WorldFish has invested in aquaculture research in Egypt for more than 20 years. Now under the new government in Egypt much effort is needed to address persistent high unemployment and limited economic opportunity for the poor. Investing in the country’s already well established aquaculture industry is one significant area where advances are possible, and WorldFish in collaboration with CARE Egypt, has now commenced a major aquaculture development project.
 

The establishment of a national breeding program for genetically improved Nile tilapia and the development of models for private and public sector partnerships for seed multiplication and distribution

Egypt faces a growing population and shrinking supplies of water. The Ministry of Agriculture recognizes that increasing crop and livestock production per unit of water and land is an essential priority. Fish has been identified as one of the two most important livestock sub-sectors for future national food security. However, to meet the growing demand for fish in the face of static returns from capture fisheries, new supplies will have to come from aquaculture and increasing the productivity of already existing fish farms.
 

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