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An Impact Evaluation of the Development of Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia and Their Dissemination in Selected Countries

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dc.date.issued2005-06-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/3321
dc.description.abstractAquaculture, or fish farming, is the fastest growing animal food-producing sector in the world. In Southeast Asia, tilapia farming is a major factor in this phenomenon and has developed mainly around one species, Nile tilapia. Tilapia farming in Asia began to prosper in the 1970s and was accompanied by region-wide advances in hatchery technology and pond husbandry. Unlike in land animal farming, where selective breeding is centuries old, the genetic aspects of most fish farming, including tilapia farming, were neglected until the mid-1980s. By that time, the consequences of this lack of attention to genetics was beginning to show in stagnating tilapia yields. In response, the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM; now the WorldFish Center) and the Institute for Aquaculture Research, Norway (AKVAFORSK) and their aquaculture research partners in the Philippines, proposed an international research and development effort on the genetic improvement of farmed tilapia in order to increase productivity, with all necessary environmental safeguards
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleAn Impact Evaluation of the Development of Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia and Their Dissemination in Selected Countries
dc.typeBooks
dc.subject.expertAquaculture Development
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Economics
dc.subject.expertExport Development
dc.subject.expertRegional Development
dc.subject.expertFishing Industry
dc.subject.expertFishery Industry
dc.subject.adbFishery development
dc.subject.adbEconomic development
dc.subject.adbDevelopment potential
dc.subject.adbFishery projects
dc.subject.adbLocal Industry
dc.subject.adbFishery Economics
dc.subject.adbFishery Product Processing
dc.subject.naturalFood trade
dc.subject.naturalFood industry and trade
dc.subject.naturalFishery products
dc.subject.naturalEconomic development projects
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping island countries
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.themeIndustry
oar.adminregionSoutheast Asia Region
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic Republic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
dc.identifier.printisbn971-561-584-8
oar.identifierOAR-003883
oar.authorAsian Development Bank
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