Improved breeds show increased potential for aquaculture

John Benzie -

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WorldFish work to strengthen the technological foundations of aquaculture made major advances in 2017, with the release of new generations of improved fish lines and the development of molecular markers to facilitate future breeding work.

Improved tilapia breeding program in Egypt: A year in review

Khaw Hooi Ling -

Nabil Ahmed Ibrahim, Scientist at WorldFish, uses a digital scanner to identify a fish, which is possible because a passive intregated transponder has been inserted under its skin.
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.