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New Tilapia Strain to Boost RP Food Production

by 5m Editor
27 March 2009, at 12:00am

PHILIPPINES - Government will be banking on a new variety of Tilapia to help secure local food sources.

Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap said the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will be holding mass distribution of Tilapia fingerlings that will survive on saline or brackish water.

The new strain was developed by BFAR's facilities in Dagupan City and Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.

As the 8th largest fish producing country, the Philippine produces more than 5 million metric tonnes yearly.

5m Editor