Egypt: An Overview of the Aquaculture Industry in Egypt

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   EG2022-0003

Egyptian aquaculture has witnessed a spectacular and rapid development over the past seven years. This increase is such that the country is now number one in Africa, number six worldwide in aquaculture production, and number three in tilapia production globally, becoming an important contributor to Egypt’s food security and economy. FAS Cairo anticipates increased fish demand in the coming years driven by population and economic growth which will require a sustainable increase in fish production through the utilization of modern feed use improvement technologies, high quality feed and water use efficiency innovations, as well as good fish farming practices.

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