Cage culture of red tilapia in Brazil

Photo credit: Kevin Fitzsimmons (USA)

The photos have been taken in the aquaculture component of this multi-discipline farm which is located in the State of Rio de Janeiro, County of Paraíba do Sul, District of Werneck.

The farm consists of 100 floating cages located in running water dams controlled by biological filters and aerators for oxygenation purposes. Red tilapia is cultured species in the farm. The 120,000 tilapia fingerlings stocked in the cages are produced in the reproduction section of the farm (not shown here). The annual production of the cage farm is 60 tons of market size fish with about 500-g average size.

Source: Brochure Fazenda farm.

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