Thursday, February 23, 2012

Aquaculture is profitable but has many challenging issues

Tilapia refers to a group of almost hundred fish species that mostly live in freshwater bodies. They are a highly nutritious food source. Tilapia is low in saturated fat and is a good protein source. It also contains the micro-nutrients; phosphorus, niacin, selenium, vitamin B12 and potassium. The fish therefore generally vary in appearance and size.

Tilapia cage pen
Ms Theresa Namisango, who rears fish at St Jude Fish Farm in Senya, Kingo sub-county in Lwengo district, says that the colour of the fish differs depending on the type of breed. Though fish farming is profitable as a source of income, there are a number of challenges that hinder realising its full commercial potential. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.
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