Monday, July 16, 2012

Finding Nemo in Israel

“Nemo” fish being raised at an Arava R&D experimental station.
Guppies and clownfish swimming in the Israeli desert?

Sounds unlikely, but that’s the latest commercial project spawned by Central and Northern Arava Research and Development, a quasi-governmental project set up in 1986 to help farmers in the arid Arava region plan and implement businesses to serve overseas consumers with fresh produce, flowers and fish.

Conceived about a decade ago when efforts to raise and export edible fish floundered, Arava R&D’s ornamental fish program now brings in more than NIS 50 million annually, mostly from European ma Abigail Klein Leichman, Isarel21c

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