Video: Cross Breeding Helps Revive Iraq’s Fish Industry
By John Lee.
After years of decline, the Euphrates and Middle East Fish Farms, Iraq’s largest and best designed hatcheries, were operating at less than 40% capacity due to conflict, sanctions, and production problems.
In 2008, USAID’s Inma Agribusiness Program began a partnership with Euphrates Fish Farm to help improve the carp fingerling production in Iraq.
With support from USAID-Inma and the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture, the farm has produced over 32 million fingerlings over the past several years.