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Dec 03 2014

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Field day and promoting tilapia culture in Pakistan

Credit: Muhammad Shahid Iqbal (Tawakkal)- Pakistan

This is an annual event which is carried out at an aquaculture facility located in Muzaffar, Pakistan. This particular event took place on the 6th of November 2013.  About 100 fish farmers from southern Punjab attended this event. The field day targeted to promote aquaculture and in particular tilapia culture in the region keeping in mind that tilapia culture is new in Pakistan and so many of the participants do not culture tilapia at the moment. In addition to the fish harvest, the event included a seminar on tilapia culture. Tilapia shown in the photo is the all-male of the GIFT strain of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. In general, the average production of tilapia in the shown facility is about 7-8 tons/ha which are marketed in Lahore and nearby cities.

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