Photo credit:Kevin Fitzsimmons (USA)
Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)
The photo shows a part of a tilapia hatchery facility located in Hainan Province, China. Based on various information sources, the production capacity of the said hatchery is about 400 million of sex reversed tilapia fingerlings per year. This contribution to the Chinese market of tilapia fingerlings is significant.
According to a Public-Private Partnership, an agreement between this operation “GenoMar” and “GIFT Foundation International Inc. (GFII)” has been established. Based on this agreement, GenoMar acquired the commercial right to the marketing of the Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia strain “GIFT” strain under the name GenoMar Supreme Tilapia in the Philippines, Brazil and China as well as continuing the research and development that began with GFII.