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“Challenges of the fish farming industry in Egypt” in a discussion session on Hawaha Veterinary Radio

Fathi Al-Sayeh

Hawaha Veterinary Radio organized a discussion session on “Challenges of the Industry Fish farming in Egypt at the present time” in the presence of a number of experts and specialists, and the session was moderated by Dr. Ahmed Ayat, a fish nutrition and fish farming consultant, discussed the crises and challenges facing the fish farming sector in the current period, such as the price of feed materials and its impact on the final feed price, fish processing and the multiplicity of methods of processing it to increase its sales compared to the prices of poultry and meat

At the beginning of the session, Dr. Ahmed Ayat, fish nutrition and fish farming consultant, we have a competitive advantage in the fish sector compared to other sectors, but there are different challenges in the sector, including feed prices, marketing and raw materials prices, but our goal is to find solutions to get out of the crisis

As for Dr. Ahmed Ismail Noureddine, a professor of aquaculture at the Veterinary Research Institute of the National Research Center, he emphasized the importance of integrated farming and that it is better for breeders than individual farming, and the need to preserve the production of Seeds with good specifications in order to ensure the success of the fish farming industry in Egypt, and to rely on good breeds such as tilapia, which helps in the advancement of farming
2030 said dr. Ahmed Hamdeen, Deputy Director of Sales and Technical Support at one of the feed factories, said that there is no clear vision until now regarding the prices of feed and they are waiting for the stage of stability. 2030 He pointed out the importance of the state’s solidarity with the private sector to ensure the preservation of fish wealth. Permits for transporting fry are important for the concerned authorities to ensure that they reach farms. safely, and the absence of interest in hatcheries impedes the development of fish farming, and rents for farms are the most prominent challenges, and the state must facilitate its procedures in the long run

Dr. said. Maha Gawish, Researcher of the Desert Research Center, Fish Breeding Unit, We have many scientific researches that confirmed the effectiveness of feed alternatives, but we need to apply them on the ground, and we must invest the human cadres available to us in research centers in farms to guide farmers in a practical way
2030 Dr. said. Alaa Badr, Director of Marketing and Products at one of the feed factories, said that the role of companies working with feed is to develop manufacturing methods, given that the cost of inputs is variable, and the Russian-Ukrainian crisis greatly affected all countries of the world, including Egypt, which led to a rise in the prices of feed materials, and global consumption Of the fish wealth was affected as a result of the different production costs, and the feed factories were affected and they have a great responsibility towards farmers, and we need during the coming period to focus on the efficiency of production on the farm, and to achieve sustainability in all manufacturing processes, which supports the development and doubling of production until the year 2023
2030 The panellists recommended:

2030 – Expansion of feed alternatives and maximizing the uses of available alternatives available to us.
2030 – Concerted efforts and cooperation between scientific research and the private sector.

– Removing obstacles to exporting Egyptian fish.203020230123 – The importance of changing the culture of the Egyptian consumer with regard to fish consumption.

2030 – Working on amending legislation in terms of licensing hatcheries and fish farms, and facilitating obtaining a permit to transport fry.
2030 – Availability of water sources for fish, overcoming their pollutants and the importance of dissolving them.20230123
– Developing natural resources from lakes and seas and making optimal use of them.

– Sustainability of farmers in their farms and the importance of trust and safety for farms.