News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Alceste

Health & Welfare

Advice for managing predatory birds, part 2

A look at economic implications of predatory birds on commercial tilapia facilities, and the various control technologies – mostly non-lethal, such as frightening techniques – used by the industry to protect its farmed fish. 

Health & Welfare

Advice for managing predatory birds, part 1

Predatory birds can cause major losses for tilapia farms. As some bird species are protected by law, fish farmers must use non-lethal control techniques. 

Intelligence

Considerations for tilapia farming in saltwater environments

Tilapias are farmed in a variety of production systems, but mostly in freshwater and low-salinity waters. But tilapias are an excellent candidate for aquaculture in brackish- and seawater because they can tolerate a wide range of water salinity.