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

salinity tolerance


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. 

Health & Welfare

Improving salinity tolerance in tilapia

Salinity tolerance in tilapia can be improved by optimizing acclimation protocols, adding salt to the diet or hybridization between fast-growing and salt-tolerant species. 

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