Research & Development
  • Tilapia

    fiji_tilapia_b1Fiji is the biggest producer of tilapia in the Pacific region. Approximately 400 tonnes per annum is produced. Most of the production is semi-commercial. The main species being farmed is GIFT tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).

    The initial program for subsistence tilapia farming did not achieve its goals successfully.

    Current focus for government is to do research on selective breeding, feed formulation and market research for export. In addition government would like to develop more commercial farmers.

    The main problem currently faced by industry is lack of tilapia fingerlings.