Aquaculture in LibyaHassan M. GhebliSIPAM Libyan National coordinatorMarine Biology Research CenterTajura- Libya21-23/06/2005 Split
Aquaculture is a recent activity in Libya. • it was started by culturing of many fresh water fish species during the seventies • but it was not successful because of marketing restrictions (not accepted by consumers).
Marine fish culture, followed a about ten years later under the governmental sector. The development was slow and the production limited due to inefficient governmental management of such activities.
In the recent years a number of private investors appeared in this field. Even though their knowledge and experience are very limited,
Their attempts are very promising with the helping hand (scientific consultations) offered by MBRC-Tajura and their willingness to succeed. • Facilities (sites, loans) from government to the private sector are provided.
There are many advantages for the aquaculture industry to prosper in Libya. (Suitable climate that suits many species, low pollutions and the cheap power source.) • it is very feasible and diverse in species and raring techniques.
Aquaculture could prosper in Libya in the near future, in the production as well as species diversity, considering the mentioned advantages and the good management.