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Tilapia: From the Nile to the world.


Abdelhadi, Yasser Mohamed (2011) Tilapia: From the Nile to the world. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 5 (2). pp. 251-255. ISSN 1680-7073


This study addressed the potential of tilapia aquaculture as a major contributor to food production and poverty alleviation all over the world. To encompass this subject, tilapia history, origin, aquaculture potential, constraints, current and future production levels were reviewed. Tilapias are native to the River Nile and Africa in general then they were introduced and disseminated worldwide. Positive aquacultural characteristics of tilapia made tilapias the most cultured species worldwide now and in the near future. Tilapia world production is expected to reach 3 million tons this year 2010. Thus, tilapias could make a significant contribution to the livelihoods support especially in the tropical and subtropical countries.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Keywords: Tilapia; Oreochromis; Sarotherodon; Introduction; Production; River Nile.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 07:45
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 03:54
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/23618
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