The annual consumption of fish in Israel is about 10 kg (22 lb) per capita, about 4 kg (9 lb) of which is produced in ponds. The proportion of pond-raised fish in the total supply of animal protein is likely to increase in the future as a result of rising prices of meat and fowl and recent advances in fish farming. In 1975, 13,000 MT (14,326 ST) of fish were produced at 89 farms in a total pond area of about 4500 ha (11,100 acres). Two-thirds of this yield consisted of common carp, the rest being tilapia, silver carp, and gray mullets.


Common Carp Fish Farming Grass Carp Feed Conversion Ratio Silver Carp 
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