Dr Abdel-Fattah El-Sayed is the Professor of Aquaculture at Alexandria University in Egypt and, as he says, is known more widely throughout the aquaculture industry in Egypt as "Mr Tilapia." Professor El-Sayed gave the keynote address at the AFRAQ21 - an event that was held at the end of March 2022 following postponements caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. He outlined the development of aquaculture in Egypt along with its future prospects and provided some most valuable information about current production. Egypt is clearly a major aquaculture producer and is a leader within the African continent with 100 feedmills and producing over 1.6 million tonnes of aquafeeds per year. The AFRAQ21 was the first WAS-supported African Chapter meeting after its formation in Cape Town, South Africa in 2017.

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