Israeli technology fuels new fish farm that is Europe's largest

Click photo to download. Caption: Israeli aquaculture in Kibbutz Ketura. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.( Israeli amnon, known also as St. Peter’s Fish or Israeli (blue) tilapia, is quickly becoming a staple fish around the world, just like Israel’s fish-farming technology.

Last week, Poland opened the largest fish farm in Europe based, taking advantage of Israel's high-tech methods that allow farmers to generate a larger amount of fish. Since tilapia tend to eat weeds, algae, and other underwater plants, growing them can also help keep rivers, lakes and even municipal water supplies clean. 

The Polish fish farm was opened by the Israeli company AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies, which has developed a system that breeds fish under controlled temperature conditions in any weather or climate environment, cutting energy costs by some 70 percent, the company said, according to the Times of Israel. The 24,000-square-foot facility should produce about 1,200 tons of tilapia annually.

This new development comes in the wake of an agreement signed in August between Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and representatives from Kenya and Germany for a mutual project to use fish farming technology to purify Lake Victoria, thereby providing clean water to millions of people. “While Iran tries to get a foothold in Africa with weapons, bombs and terror, Israel brings Africa progress, as well as agricultural and economic humanitarian aid,” Ayalon told Yediot Achronot.

“This is just an example of the difference between the fanatic ayatollahs’ regime and the Israeli democracy.”

Posted on September 19, 2012 .