Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing animal-food producing sectors, helping reduce reliance and pressure on wild capture fisheries. However, as global aquaculture production has grown in recent years, aquatic animal diseases have also emerged as a significant challenge.
We are pleased to announce the release of the WorldFish 2014-2015 Annual Report. WorldFish is committed to ensuring that the research we do makes a real and tangible difference in the lives of people who depend on fish for their food security and livelihoods.
Often dubbed the ‘aquatic chicken’, farmed tilapia is now a staple in many parts of the world. A healthy source of protein, micronutrients and essential fatty acids, tilapia is now the fourth most consumed fish in the US and it is farmed extensively in China, Egypt, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Brazil among many other countries.