Aquaculture handbook to help develop the sector
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 03:50 (GMT + 9)
Pakistani scientists together with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and American Soybean Association launched a handbook aimed at improving aquaculture practices in the Asian country.
The "Aquaculture Handbook - Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan" is part of a USDA's general project 'Feeding Pakistan', which seeks to increase farmed-fish yields and incomes, and to improve fish feeding and management with the active participation of public and private players.
In the launching ceremony, held at a hotel in Karachi, the opportunity the production of tilapia, an exotic fish native to Africa and the Middle East, brings to Pakistan was highlighted, as the country has the potential to widely increase its production. This could help meet the growing demand for protein of its population and boost its fish exports.
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