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'Tilapia farming holds potential'

INDIA - Farming tilapia, considered the `wonder fish of the 21st century,' holds great potential for aquaculture in India.

The recent decision to permit import of some of the fast-growing tilapia species is a welcome step, said a paper presented at a State-level workshop here on expanding aquaculture in Kerala.

Tilapia is now cultured along with shrimp worldwide, said the paper as it pointed out that this co-culture system helped improve water quality by clearing it of the anaerobic conditions. This in turn helped improve shrimp size, survival and production.

Source: The Hindu

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