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

Nile tilapia

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Aquafeeds

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 

Responsibility

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 

Intelligence

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 

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Weighing the risks of farming non-native fish species in India

Food security is a priority in India, and there is huge potential for the expanded culture of non-native fish species. While many farmers have improved their socio-economic conditions through farming non-native fish species, their spread into open water resources presents