Tilapia production in south Asia and the far east uri icon


  • Tilapia production is growing rapidly in Asia, with an average animal growth rate of 10% during between 1989 to 1999. The People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam, account for most tilapia production in Asia. Though tilapia is not yet a widely cultured species in South Asian countries, its production is increasing rapidly in Bangladesh. This paper provides a comparative analysis of tilapia production in various major tilapia-producing countries of South Asia and the Far East. The comparative analysis is based on using data from household surveys conducted by ICLARM

publication date

  • 2008