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

Nile tilapia

Health & Welfare

Effect of dietary salt on Nile tilapia

Study examines impact of an increase in dietary NaCl on nutritional and other physiological processes, and effects on gut microbiome in Nile tilapia. 

Health & Welfare

Replacing dietary fish oil with palm oil in Nile tilapia

Authors investigated the effects of replacing dietary fish oil with palm oil in juvenile Nile tilapia, and demonstrated that growth and feed utilization were not compromised when palm oil was used either partially or totally. 


Evaluating excess supplementation in tilapia diets

A feeding trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of excess dietary branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), isoleucine (Ile) and leucine (Leu) on the growth performance, feed utilization, and blood parameters of juvenile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Results of the 


Egypt’s success with tilapia a blueprint for all Africa

Egypt is the third-largest tilapia producer globally, after China and Indonesia, and accounts for about 80 percent of African production of farmed tilapia. Many of the reasons for Egypt’s successful development of its important tilapia industry could be applied to