Genetic improvement and utilisation of indigenous tilapia in southern Africa: final technical report, December 1st 1998 to June 31st, 2002

Brink, D. and Mair, G.C. and Hoffman, L. and Beardmore, J.A. (2002) Genetic improvement and utilisation of indigenous tilapia in southern Africa: final technical report, December 1st 1998 to June 31st, 2002. Stellenbosch, South Africa, University of Stellenbosch, Aquaculture Dvision, (FR027).

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Abstract

Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) is an indigenous tilapia species in southern Africa, until now the majority of genetic research has been carried out on Asian species of tilapia but this project aims to look at this African species. Those most suited to further development in aquaculture in southern Africa have now been identified. The genetic characterisation of strains has been completed. This information has aided the choice of strains for use in small scale aquaculture and for genetically male tilapia (GMT) production. They will form the basis of future strategies for further genetic improvement, and management of genetic diversity of Mozambique tilapia. The information will also contribute towards responsible management and development of genetic resources, particularly with regard to indigenous species of tilapia. Good progress has been made with the adaptation and implementation of producing the supermale fish required to produce all male offspring, resulting in faster growing populations of tilapia. The presence of the project and its associated activity has been a catalyst for a surge in interest in tilapia culture throughout southern Africa. [PDF contains 183 pages]

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Genetic improvement and utilisation of indigenous tilapia in southern Africa: final technical report, December 1st 1998 to June 31st, 2002
Personal Creator/Author:
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Brink, D.
Mair, G.C.
Hoffman, L.
Beardmore, J.A.
Date: 2002
Publisher: University of Stellenbosch, Aquaculture Dvision
Place of Publication: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Projects: DFID Aquaculture and Fish Genetics Programme (R 7284)
Funders: Department for International Development, U.K.
Issuing Agency: Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oreochromis mossambicus; Tilapia; South Africa; Mozambique, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, University of Wales Swansea, U.K.
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 2888
Depositing User: Ms. Jean Collins
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 13:21
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:18
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2888

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