Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2019)
Some methods of monosex tilapia production: A review
Author(s): Eze Felix, FE Avwemoya, Abel Abah
Abstract: Tilapia culture has been growing over the past decades as an excellent source of high-quality protein. The ability to produce monosex is one of the most important factors for the commercialisation and efficient propagation of tilapia fish species, due to influences on reproduction, growth and product quality. In the culture of tilapia seed various issues come into play tilapia when stocked in pond multiply excessively resulting in unhealthy competition for food and natural resources leading to a large number of stunted growths and a large number of mini fish that is not economically viable. Due to sexual diamophisim, the sex of tilapia fish seed produced is skewed towards masculine fish. This paper reviews some methods of monosex tilapia production techniques and their results in form of; periodic harvesting of fries and fingerlings, monosex culture, biological control and sterilization.
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