An Overview of Israeli Marine Aquaculture
The chronic shortage of fresh water in the State of Israel obliged the government to facilitate research and development in the field of Mariculture. The program started in the late1960’s and continues to the present. The main body that conducts the Research and Development (R&D) program is the National Center of Mariculture (NCM), located in Eilat on the shores of the Gulf of Aqaba/Eilat.
An alternative method for fish production is in cages. Fish are produced in floating cages in the open sea, protected bays or inland lakes. There are also fixed production pens where the enclosing net reaches the bottom of the water body.