Agricultural Drainage Water as a Source of Water for Fish Farming in Egypt

Published on: 08/09/2019
Author/s : Magdy Soltan 1, Mohamed Hassaan 2, Fayza Abaas 3, Abdel-Rahman Khattaby 3. / 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Benha University, Benha, Egypt; 2 Fish Nutrition Research Laboratory, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Cairo, Egypt; 3 Central Laboratory for Aquaculture Research, Agriculture Research Center, Cairo, Egypt.

1. Introduction Aquaculture contributes about 74% of the total fish production in Egypt [1]. Egypt is an arid country that has a negative water balance. Its annual water supply from the Nile, rainfall along the Mediterranean coast and deep groundwater amount to approximately 57.7 billion cubic meters (BCM). But each year, the farms, industries, and people use around 72.4 BCM [2]. The reuse of dra...

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