Trends in the use of feed and water additives in Egyptian tilapia culture



Emam W, El-Rewiny MN, Abou Zaid AA, El-Tras WF & Mohamed RA (2022) Trends in the use of feed and water additives in Egyptian tilapia culture. Aquaculture Research, 53 (9), pp. 3331-3336.

This study reports the outcomes of a survey on the use of additives in 120 Egyptian grow-out farms carried out between 2018 and 2019. The survey focused on farms rearing Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in the biggest tilapia farming region in Egypt (Kafr El-Sheikh). Results were analysed to explore whether any type of additive was used, whether they were feed- or water-based and the frequency of use. A range of farm characteristics and farm management practices were used as independent variables to explain observed additive use patterns reported by farmers. The survey also gathered production data to explore a potential relationship between the use of additives and total marketable yield or mortality. The results of this survey display very low use of any sort of additive in this tilapia farming region (

antimicrobial resistance; Egyptian aquaculture; farm survey; feed additives; Nile tilapia farming; Oreochromis niloticus

Aquaculture Research: Volume 53, Issue 9

FundersThe British Council
Publication date30/06/2022
Publication date online31/03/2022
Date accepted by journal13/03/2022

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Mr Wasseem Emam
Mr Wasseem Emam

PhD Researcher, Institute of Aquaculture