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Cage farming of red Tilapia, Oreochromis sp. In Poechos Reservoir, Peru

Photos’ ownership: Centro Acuicola Huayllampi  (Peru)

Credit: Luis Miguel Ayala Carcamo via Wilder Rodriguez Arteaga (Peru)

Description: Luis Miguel Ayala Carcamo and Abdel Rahman El Gamal

The attached photos show the farming of all-male red tilapia, Oreochromis sp. in Poechos Reservoir, Lancones District, Sullana Province, Peru. The reservoir irrigates about 108,000 ha of agricultual lands. It also serves about one million inhabitants of the cities of Piura, Castilla, Paita, Talara and Sullana with water for human consumption. It also enables energy activity of three hydropower plants: Curumuy, Poechos Poechos I and II. Finally, the water reservoir is also used for mining and fisheries.

The cage farming of red tilapia project targets to promote Aquaculture as an alternative activity and job creation, Check the technical and economic feasibility for technology transfer of cage farming, and to promote the full use of dams and/or reservoirs.

The photos show several phases of production from stocking till packing

Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a picture or more. This is expected and will be appreciated.

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