Tilapia aquaculture in Gaza (Palestine)

Credit: Masoud Keshta (Palestine)

One of the photos shows the harvest of red tilapia after about 6 months of growth. Harvested tilapia has an average weight of about 350 g. Red tilapia is very popular in Gaza and enjoy a premium price of about 4-5 US$/kg.

The second photo shows Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus when marketed at about 350-g average weight after about 6 months of growth. This species enjoy –to some extent- high consumer acceptance in Gaza. The estimated market price ranges from 3-4 US$/kg.

Produced fish is locally marketed whether through retailers or purchasing by consumers who buy fish directly from the producers.

Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in order not to upset its clarity. However, we trust you will notify us if you wish to use a picture or more. This is expected and will be appreciated.


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