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FAO Launches Fish Breeding Project in Cuba

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CUBA - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is to launch a freshwater fish breeding programme in Cuba.

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The programme will include training and introduction to fish breeding, Carlos Pulgarín, a FAO officer in Panama, serving the Caribbean and Central America, told PrensaLatina.

The project is expected to begin this year in the Base Business Unit (UEB, in Spanish) El Dique, a part of the Company for the Development of Aquaculture Techniques, located in Loma de Tierra, in the municipality of Cotorro, Havana.

This is a programme that seeks to achieve more efficient fish by breeding, which has a component of training and consulting services and in which will take part around 20 and 50 researchers, technicians and farmers working in Cuba in the breeding and fattening of tilapia, said the director of that UEB, Zenaida Arboleya.