Genetic improvement programs for red tilapia Oreochromis spp in Asia
- Red tilapia (Oreochromis spp) has become popular in Asian countries due to its greater economic value relative to Nile tilapia. As there is a growing demand for quality seed of this species, the WorldFish Center has initiated a genetic improvement program for red tilapia in Thailand and another one in Malaysia. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a genetically improved strain of red tilapia with uniform red coloration, high survival and good adaptation to local environment. A successful development of genetically improved strains of red tilapia is expected to have a direct beneficial impact on fish farmers of developing countries in the region.
- Sustainable aquaculture 
- Conference Paper
- World Aquaculture Society