Credit: Ever Edrey Hernandez (Colombia)
Cage aquaculture in Colombia produced 23,366 tons in 2010 representing about 34.5% of total Colombian aquaculture in that year (67,679 tons). Tilapia culture – in particular red tilapia- represents about 83% of total tilapia aquaculture in Colombia (cages and ponds). In the same time, tilapia dominates total cage aquaculture as represented by 97% (22,593 tons) and followed -with a large distance- by trout (2%) leaving negligible quantity to other species. Tilapia cages flourish in “Huila” province (97%) followed by 2.9% in “Tolima” leaving minor quantities in “Santander” and “Antioquia”.