Recent trials from the F3 Innovation Network found that it is feasible and economically viable for aquaculture nutritionists to significantly reduce – or even eliminate – fish meal and fish oil from the diets of carnivorous fish species like largemouth bass, a…
While many grandiose aquaculture projects have failed to live up to their promise in the Middle East, Fish Farms LLC – which includes a hatchery, cage farms and RAS facilities in Dubai – offers an example of what can be achieved under testing conditions.
Portuguese software startup Sensaway* recently landed EEA funding, which could not only help the company develop its software, but also improve the European aquaculture sector – both in Portugal and further afield.
Although Tunisia has a relatively undeveloped aquaculture sector, it has huge potential – with 1,350 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline, a maritime domain of over 80,000 square kilometres and seven lagoons covering 100,000 hectares.
Dagón – Israel’s pioneering hatchery and leading fish farmer – offers a tantalising glimpse of how aquaculture in the MENA region is evolving and of the emerging species that have the greatest commercial potential.
Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk Fisheries Company recently hatched its first batch of native sobaity bream larvae – a breakthrough that could pave the way to diversifying the Middle East’s burgeoning aquaculture sector.
Results from an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) project with sea cucumbers and marine finfish show that the system is feasible, but practitioners need to refine their designs to ensure the sea cucumbers thrive.