International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

Volume 2, Issue 1, 2014


The main species of freshwater fish aquaculture interest in Morocco, current status and prospects


Author(s): Aba Mustapha, Belghyti Driss and Benabid Mohamed

Abstract: Morocco, Mediterranean country has a great geological, climatic and ecological and water potential. This feature gave it some interesting opportunities to develop its inland aquaculture. Since the introduction in Morocco of rainbow trout, for the promotion of sport fishing, fish farming of freshwater fish has diversified high fish dominated by cyprinids and salmonids, by mastering the techniques of their breeding and improving their diet, as well as a development plan biomass because fish production has increased from 2,500 tons in 2005 to 15 000 tons in 2013 and the objective is to reach 50 000 tons in 2024, this will have a major impact on the fight against poverty, job creation and food security.

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