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Improved breeding of Nile tilapia leads to productivity gains

Two improved strains of Nile tilapia that grow 30% faster and heavier than non-improved strains are helping to increase aquaculture productivity and food security in West Africa and Egypt. WorldFish has been working with partners on two breeding programs ...

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Open day highlights improvements in Egyptian aquaculture

WorldFish hosted an open day on Monday 15 October 2012 at its Abbassa research center in Sharkia, Egypt to showcase its latest research and development initiatives, with the support of the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Dr. Salah Abdel ...

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Successful program of genetic improvement of finfish extended to freshwater prawns

WorldFish has expanded its successful program of breeding genetically improved strains of farmed tilapia and carp to include freshwater prawn. The aim is to develop high-yielding strains with good adaptation to environmental challenges and a high survival ...

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WorldFish honored as 2005 Tech Museum Awards Laureate

WorldFish has been named a 2005 Tech Museum Awards Laureate for its development of an improved strain of farmed tilapia, popularly known as GIFT (Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia). WorldFish will receive the Tech Museum award in the Accenture Economic ...

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