Research & Development
  • Tilapia

    tilapiagift_sImported to Vanuatu in mid 2004 pilot results show its potential to become an important culture commodity not only for commercial purpose but an important protein source that can be supplied to locals and may reduce the consumption of imported canned food. Research effort is still focusing on:

    - Commercial viability of both small scale and large scale commercial farms

    - feed formulation using local ingredients

    - seed production

    - encourage establishment of small scale subsistence aquaculture developments for tilapia farming in Vanuatu

    - production of awareness information on GIFT tilapia as a potential candidate species for aquaculture