Salt Water Tilapia Developed At UMT

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
4 June 2010, at 1:00am

MALAYSIA - Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) has developed a tilapia species that can live in salt water.

The director of the Tropical Aquaculture Institute (Akuatrop), Professor Faizah Shaharom, said the success was achieved after more than two years of study, reports Bernama.

She said: "The salt water tilapia fish tastes like sea water fish and does not smell of earth like the fresh water tilapia fish," adding that salt water tilapia fish was bred in sea water.

According to Professor Faizah, UMT planned to carry out the breeding project on a large scale soon. She says that companies that were keen to carry out the project have been invited to implement it on a commercial scale.