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



La industria de cultivo de tilapia de Bangladesh muestra resiliencia

El cultivo de tilapia en Bangladesh se ha desarrollado considerablemente desde 1999, basada en la cepa de Tilapia Cultivada Genéticamente Mejorada (GIFT) de la tilapia del Nilo (Oreochromis niloticus) introducida de Malasia y en el importante trabajo de investigación del 

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Bangladesh’s tilapia aquaculture industry shows resilience

Tilapia aquaculture in Bangladesh has developed significantly since 1999, based on the Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) strain of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) introduced from Malaysia and on the significant genetic improvement research work by the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute 

Health & Welfare

Hybrid tilapia outperform purebreds in seawater study

With interest in culturing tilapia in marine habitats increasing, producers must obtain tilapia capable of growing well in seawater. A study found that both pure-bred and hybrid tilapia performed better in freshwater than in water with high salinity. 

Health & Welfare

China’s tilapia germplasm: Chance and challenge

China’s expansive tilapia culture industry is based on exotic species introduced continuously since 1956. Technical advances for improving the limited germplasm are expected to aid the industry. 

Health & Welfare

Finfish genetic improvement

Although the application of selective breeding and genetics can yield dramatic results, the use of genetically improved stock varies widely among aquaculture sectors. Virtually all Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout producers use improved stock, while use of genetically improved tilapia