Photographer's Note

Kibbutz Ma'agan Michael aquaculture branches include about 1600 dunams of fishponds, where we grow a variety of edible fish including: carp, gray mullet, St. Peter’s fish and silver carp. We also have an area for intensive fish production in concrete ponds, which are used to raise almost 300 tonnes of quality fish including: striped bass, Musar, Lavrak. We sell over 1000 tonnes of edible fish a year. Recently we have established a new branch to culture seafish. In addition we have a fish production unit for growing decorative fish for ponds and aquaria. These are exported worldwide and include various varieties of Koi and goldfish.

“Ma’agan” means an anchorage in Hebrew as the first settlers intended to make a living from the sea. “Michael” was named by PICA (Palestine Immigrant Colonization Association) the organization that allotted us the land, and who wished to honor a potential donor called Michael Polak.

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