Serving the Aquaculture Industry of East Africa
Selective Breeding in Aquaculture
The process of choosing the parents of the next generation of broodstock so that it will result in improved performance for certain traits considered to be important during production and marketing.
Faster-growing, hardier and more disease-resistant fish generate a greater return on the fish farmer's investment. In Rwanda at least, tilapia fingerlings coming out this performance lab are beginning to reduce the cost of production.
The goal of the East Africa Fish Performance Lab is to bring down the cost of production to $1/kg