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The background to the setting up of the project is summarized and an outline of the project given. The 4 tilapiaspecies currently available are Sarotherodon mossambicus, S. niloticus, S. aureus and Tilapia zillii . The progress made so far is described briefly.

Small-scale capture fisheries in many less-developed countries are important both as labor-intensive sources of employment and as the major source of fish within these countries. Nonetheless, communities of such fishermen often are the most economically depressed. Geographic isolation and difficulties of transportation lead to inefficiency in marketing, while the relative inefficiency of their boats and gear compared to commercial fishermen limits their catch.