Seed production of Nile tilapia and Pez blanco in El Remate Production and training Center (Guatemala)

Photo credit: Cele Anaitte Mendez Garcia (Guatemala)

Review: Cele Anaitte Mendez Garcia and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)


The photo shows the production and training Center located in the village “El Remate”, Guatemala. Among the activities carried out in the center is the seed production of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and that of Pez Blanco (Petenia splendida). In fact, the production of Pez Blanco seed is considered a means towards conserving this native species whereas the fry produced have been stocked in Lake Peten Itzá (north of Guatemala). The center enjoyed a technical support of the Mission of Taiwan in cooperation with the Guatemalan government as represented by DIPESCA (formerly called UNIPESCA) which is affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture.

The seeds produced in the center are supporting the development of aquaculture in the region especially the climatic conditions is favorable for aquaculture development.



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