Since 2013, WorldFish has been running genetic improvement programs for Rohu, Catla and Silver carps in Bangladesh as part of a long-term plan to improve farmer access to quality seed of improved carp breeds, and thereby increase productivity.
WorldFish Scientist Nabil Ahmed Ibrahim uses a digital scanner to identify a fish that has been tagged with a passive integrated transponder. Kate Bevitt, 2016.
In 2016, WorldFish continued to selectively breed and develop the Abbassa improved strain of Nile tilapia, which ensures that Egyptian fish farmers can reap the benefits of faster-growing and hardier fish and have sustainable, thriving livelihoods.
At WorldFish, the long-running selective breeding program for the Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) strain is fundamental to our efforts to improve livelihoods and food security in Asia, the Pacific and Africa by improving aquaculture and fisheries.