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Cage culture of tilapia in Madagascar

Photo credit:Marcel Jean Adavelo (Madagascar)  Review:Marcel Jean Adavelo and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)

The inserted picture shows the culture of tilapia in cages in Boeny Region, situated in the Northwestern side of Madagascar. The target of this experimental unit is to collect the necessary information needed before promoting cage culture among potential fish farmers. The experimental cages have been placed in Lake Amboromalandy. Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) used in this pilot project has been introduced from Japan.

In addition to the high consumer preference towards tilapia, its cage culture is believed to be a potential activity to generate additional income to small producers in rural families. The tilapia cage piloting is affiliated to a PATIMA project titled “Rural Development Project through Diffusion of Aquaculture of Tilapia in the Province of Mahajanga (Region of Boeny)”. This development project has been implemented by the Ministry of Fisheries Resources and Fisheries in Madagascar in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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