Production of Nile tilapia and African catfish fingerlings at Richard-Toll station, Saint Louis, Senegal

Credit: Lo Oumy Seck (Senegal)

This earthen pond belongs is a hatchery which in turn belongs to Richard-Toll station (Saint Louis) in the north of Senegal.  The station produces about 100,000 of 2-g fingerlings of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) every year. Moreover, fingerlings of African catfish, Clarias gariepinus are also produced.  While fry feeds mainly on natural food, commercial feed is secured for fish juveniles from outside sources. It is believed that the number of fingerlings produced in Senegal is sufficient to meet the requirements of fish farms at least in the present.

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