ISRAEL - Fish Farm in the Desert

Arno Froese

Aquatech Fisheries is living proof that fish can learn to swim in the sand, so to speak. According to the company’s CEO Mordi Laloush, “If we can raise fish in the heart of the desert, everywhere else should be easy.”

What started as a “Zionist idea,” said Laloush, could change the way fish are raised everywhere.

The ability to increase fish production from the sea has been maximized, Laloush told The Jerusalem Post. Moreover, many sea-, pond- and ocean-based fish have unhealthy and sometimes toxic elements. At the same time, the majority of fish farms are harming the environment, dumping copious quantities of polluted water into the earth, lakes and oceans.

In Israel, there are added challenges, Laloush said: There are not even enough shores where fish can be raised, nor water nor land, which are precious and very scarce resources.

In comes Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS).

“RAS is a technology where water is recycled and reused after mechanical and biological filtration and removal of suspended matter and metabolites,” according to a definition provided by the National Fisheries Development Board in India, where the technology is also beginning to be used. “This method is used for high-density culture of various species of fish, utilizing minimum land area and water.”

“There are similar farms, but none of them reach the level of almost zero use of water while raising thousands of tons of fish,” he said. “This trend is taking shape in the world, but we are almost the only ones who have so far managed to crack it.”, 12 June 2022

Arno's Commentary

Only in Israel! 

The “Zionist idea” aimed to renew the land of Israel. That has been going on for over 100 years with amazing success. Now something new is added: aquatech fisheries raising fish in the desert, using recycled water while avoiding pollution in any shape or form.

What we know from the Bible is that even the Dead Sea will come alive, but that will be a supernatural act of God. The prophet Ezekiel proclaims: “And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many” (Ezekiel 47:9-10).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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