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

Hybrid tilapia

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. 

Aquafeeds

Fishmeal-free feeds for hybrid tilapia

A series of experiments showed that fishmeal is not an essential ingredient in hybrid tilapia feeds and that plant protein-based diets can yield results similar to those obtained with diets containing 10 percent fishmeal.