Timor-Leste president calls for expansion of aquaculture during hatchery visit

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President of Timor-Leste, Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, visited the Gleno Hatchery. Photo by Joctan Lopes, 2020.

The President of Timor-Leste, Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, visited the Gleno hatchery last week, learning firsthand how high-quality Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) fingerlings are being produced and distributed nationwide.

During the visit on 18 November 2020, the president spoke … Read the rest

Improving Biosecurity: A Science-Based Approach to Manage Fish Disease Risks and Increase Socioeconomic Contribution

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Field testing of the value chain assessment tool, Oyo State. Photo by Sunil Siriwardena.

Nigeria is now one of Africa’s largest aquaculture producers with catfish (Clarias spp. and Heterobranchus spp.) and tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) being the dominant farmed fish.

Fish demand and aquaculture will grow substantially in the coming years, yet … Read the rest