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Fast-growing fish variety could benefit Egypt and West Africa
New breeds of fish that grow about 30 per cent faster than the most common commercial strains will boost food security and farmers' earnings in Egypt and West Africa, according to researchers.

The breeding programmes in Egypt and Ghana use natural selection, where young fish with the desired trait of rapid growth are bred together.

Gamal El-Naggar, regional director for WorldFish in Egypt, says that the new breed could improve health of local people by lowering the price of fish and so making it more affordable to poorer members of society.
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