|EMW id||EMW ref. id||FAO species category||Species||Scientific name||Lower EMW (g)||Upper EMW (g)||Reference indicates lower or upper EMW figure?||EMW Method||Length-weight calculations||*** Fish Size Quote ***||*** Explanatory Notes ***||Country||Link to reference (external site)||Reference document||Reference url||Link to FishBase.org Species Summary (external site)|
|EMW-132||2||North African catfish||North African catfish||Clarias gariepinus||500.00||500.00||Both||Average weight or weight range||NONE||?African catfish were unofficially introduced into Nepal in 1996-97 by fry traders from India and Bangladesh. Their culture has been expanding rapidly since early 2000s?With stocking rates of 1 g fry at 40-80/m3, harvests of 200-300 g fish with 30-50 percent survival rates are recorded after 5-7 months rearing. ..|
In Nigeria, the current selling price averages USD 3.5/kg. In the central Africa region, namely in Cameroon, Gabon or Democratic Republic of Congo, this fish is very popular, being cooked in many forms of soups, made of some forest seeds with specific tastes and medicinal properties. The fresh fish are usually sold live in the markets of major cities at an average size of 500 g for USD 3.3-5.2/kg.
|60% of production tonnage for this FAO species category in 2010 is for Nigeria and none for Nepal.||Nigeria||More info.||Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme - Clarias gariepinus||More info||More info.|