At the coast of Port Ghalib, a marine life centre is located, and on-site, there is a wet lab, museum and breeding house. All focused on education, breeding and restoring the Tridacna Maxima population in the Red Sea. The breeding farm is led by Dr Mahmoud Hanafy, an eminent Marine Biologist, member of the HEPCA board and Professor at the Suez Canal University. In 2021, the breeding site was renovated. Ten new fibreglass tanks were installed together with new pumps, blowers, pergola and a tank reservoir to triple the wet lab capacity. About the site:

  • Different experiments are carried out at the wet lab to discover more and more about marine life and specific species such as Surgeonfish, clamshells and Sea cucumbers.
  • The Red Sea Wonders Museum is a true gem! The museum aims to introduce the ecosystem and biodiversity of the red sea and the culture of the Bedouin community by using interactive technology, which makes it fun for everyone.
  • The breeding house is focused on the reproduction of Tridacna Maxima. With the experience and knowledge of Dr Mahmoud Hanafy, the process has improved, and a more optimal situation is created.
  • 2016HEPCA established the marine life research and breeding centre at the coast of Port Ghalib.
  • 2018First international export of the clam genus Tridacna by HEPCA.
  • 2021Operating license of breeding centre received by Green Tech Egypt from HEPCA.
  • 2021Huge investment and renovation works to triple the wet-lab capacity.
  • 2021First international export of Tridacna Maxima by Green Tech Egypt.