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Analysis of feeds and fertilizers for sustainable aquaculture development in Egypt

Abstract: 
Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing animal production sectors in Egypt. During the period 1984 to 2004, production has increased from 15 000 tonnes (9.8 percent of total fish production) to 471 535 tonnes (54.5 percent of total fish production). The rapid growth of the sector is expected to continue due to the availability of aquatic resources and energy inputs, including feed and fertilizer resources. The main constraints faced by the farmers and the aquafeed industry include, among others, the escalating price of ingredients, high customs tariffs on feed ingredients, poor handling and storage of feed ingredients and finished feeds, small-scale farmers are unable to access finance, the need for extension services and limited research on fish nutrition, feeding and pond fertilization. Recommendations to address these problems are provided to assist farmers and aquafeed producers to use the available resources in the most sustainable manner and to assist decision makers to adopt best management practices for sustainable aquaculture development in the country.
Author: 
Abdel-Fattah M. El-Sayed
Institution: 
Alexandria University
Year: 
2007
Input By: 
Mariam AlMazrouei
Affiliation: 
MI-ESM608-2015-Group#4
Region(s): 
Industry Focus: 
Food & Agriculture
Country: 
Egypt
Datatype(s): 
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