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Improved tilapia seed arrives in Myanmar

In Myanmar, aquaculture is capable of generating higher farm incomes than almost any other form of agriculture, making it an attractive option for rural farm households. Currently, more than 200,000 people are engaged in aquaculture, with the indigenous ...

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Sustainable plan hatched to develop aquaculture in Timor-Leste

The marine fisheries surrounding the half-island of Timor-Leste account for over 90% of the country’s total fish production. But capture fisheries alone will not be sufficient to meet the country’s growing fish demand. In response, the Government of Timor ...

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Malaysian Department of Fisheries and WorldFish establish new research committee

The Malaysian Department of Fisheries (DoF) and WorldFish have today signed an agreement establishing the Technical Committee on Research Collaboration to promote the sustainable development of aquaculture and fisheries in Malaysia. The agreement ...

Type: Press Release

The GIFT that keeps giving

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world, providing almost half of the global fish supply. By 2030, it is estimated that aquaculture production will grow by 40% to satisfy global fish demand. Tilapia, now the second most ...

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Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) dissemination in Bangladesh

Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT), a strain of tilapia, is one of the most-farmed aquaculture fish in Bangladesh. It has become a fish of choice because it is fast growing and an affordable source of animal protein. In Bangladesh, where more than ...

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Genetically improved tilapia strains help post-Haiyan rehabilitation in the Philippines

Like most houses in the small village of Villa Imelda in MacArthur, Leyte, the home of Evangeline Maico stood on the shore of Lake Bito, a 126-hectare freshwater lake. A 67-year-old fish farmer, Evangeline describes herself as a tilapia culture “veteran,” ...

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WorldFish honored as 2005 Tech Museum Awards Laureate

WorldFish has been named a 2005 Tech Museum Awards Laureate for its development of an improved strain of farmed tilapia, popularly known as GIFT (Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia). WorldFish will receive the Tech Museum award in the Accenture Economic ...

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