Monday, April 4, 2011

A couple in Leon Iowa launch Tilapia farm

Kevin and Liza Hassevoort have a set of chores that is highly unusual for a farm in Iowa. At some point, every day, they have to feed and care for tilapia. That's right - tilapia - a firm, mild-tasting, white-fleshed fish, usually raised in China, that has become increasingly available at major grocery stores around Des Moines.

Virtually unknown in the United States as a food fish less than a half century ago, the species was originally indigenous to the waters of the Middle East or Africa. But over the past 50 years or so, tilapia has gone global and is one of the top farm-raised fish in the world. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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