USSEC Partners on IPA System in Egypt

By - Monday, October 30, 2017

USSEC, WorldFish, and Skretting partnered in Egypt’s first Intensive Pond Aquaculture (IPA) system for tilapia production.

The USSEC team, consisting of Regional Director – Europe North African (EU/MENA) Brent Babb, USSEC Regional Consultant – MENA Mousa Wakileh, and USSEC Aquaculture Consultants – Egypt Dr. Mohamed Osman and Dr. Gamal Naggar, met with WorldFish staff to review the several month feeding demonstration using IPA production system and high quality U.S. Soy based feed produced locally by Skretting.

Full IPA demonstration results will be available later this winter, with initial results showing a positive 20 to 25 percent faster growth rate. USSEC is also working on an IPA system with local Egyptian aquaculture leader Mohamed Gouda at one of his commercial farms. USSEC will be planning additional demonstrations of IPA in Egypt in 2018, building on knowledge gained from this year’s field trials and analysis.

Dr. Ahmed Dr. Mohamed Osman and Dr. Gamal El Naggar, USSEC aquaculture consultants in Egypt, review data from the recent IPA demo near Cairo, along with WorldFish technical director

 

Mr. Babb and Dr. Naggar visit IPA site at WorldFish in Egypt

 

Tilapia harvest at IPA system (shown) fed with high quality U.S. Soy based feed produced by Skretting. The initial results are very positive with an estimated 20 to 25 percent faster growth