Book:The 3rd Interational symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture

The Third International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture was one of the largest aquaculture conferences ever in Africa. Interest in the culture of tilapia unites farmers and researchers on nearly all continents in a way mor rminiscent of a major agriculture commodity than a fish.  Despite having been cultured for over 2,000 years, the majority of research on tilapias has been in the field of ichthyology of natural populatons with some emphasis on raising tilapia in aquaria.  Since the 1980s, however, the world has seen a major upswing in the culture of tilapia, chiefly Nile tilapia and in related research, especially on tilapia biology, including genetics.

This volume of symposium proceedings shows a strong interest in production systems research and a dawning interest in socioeconomic research.  Both of these fields of research are expected to receive much greater attention in the future as the economic and market importance of tilapia increases and as we seek to understand better the distribution fo benefits of the different production technologies.


The Third International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture