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Analysis of Research for the Development of Tilapia Farming: an Interdisciplinary Approach Is Lacking

Analysis of Research for the Development of Tilapia Farming: an Interdisciplinary Approach Is... ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TILAPIA FARMING: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH IS LACKING by ROGER S. V. PULLIN and JAY L. MACLEAN1 (International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), MC P.O. Box 1501, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines) ABSTRACT Tilapias, particularly Oreochromis spp., are farmed throughout the tropics and subtropics but most of the production comes from a few Asian countries. Global production increased by about 13%/yr from 1985 to 1989. A global search of the research base for the development of tilapia farming reveals that it has been almost entirely along biotechnical, disciplinary lines. Interdisciplinary research comprised only 5% of the documents reviewed. Tilapia farming is now evolving as an enterprise integrated with others, particularly agriculture. Future directions for research are discussed. KEY WORDS: tilapia, Oreochromis, aquaculture, research, information. INTRODUCTION _ Tilapia farming has been reviewed by PULLIN (1991). Over 95% of total production comes from the farming of maternal mouthbrooders (Oreochromis spp.), particularly 0. niloticus: a very versatile feeder, hav- ing fine gill rakers for filter-feeding on plankton, and strong pharyngeal and jaw teeth for herbivory and detritivory and accepting supplemen- tal foods such as cereal brans and pellets-and easy to breed. Tilapias are also http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Netherlands Journal of Zoology (in 2003 continued as Animal Biology) Brill

Analysis of Research for the Development of Tilapia Farming: an Interdisciplinary Approach Is Lacking

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Brill
Copyright
© 1991 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0028-2960
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1568-542X
DOI
10.1163/156854291X00496
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Abstract

ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TILAPIA FARMING: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH IS LACKING by ROGER S. V. PULLIN and JAY L. MACLEAN1 (International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), MC P.O. Box 1501, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines) ABSTRACT Tilapias, particularly Oreochromis spp., are farmed throughout the tropics and subtropics but most of the production comes from a few Asian countries. Global production increased by about 13%/yr from 1985 to 1989. A global search of the research base for the development of tilapia farming reveals that it has been almost entirely along biotechnical, disciplinary lines. Interdisciplinary research comprised only 5% of the documents reviewed. Tilapia farming is now evolving as an enterprise integrated with others, particularly agriculture. Future directions for research are discussed. KEY WORDS: tilapia, Oreochromis, aquaculture, research, information. INTRODUCTION _ Tilapia farming has been reviewed by PULLIN (1991). Over 95% of total production comes from the farming of maternal mouthbrooders (Oreochromis spp.), particularly 0. niloticus: a very versatile feeder, hav- ing fine gill rakers for filter-feeding on plankton, and strong pharyngeal and jaw teeth for herbivory and detritivory and accepting supplemen- tal foods such as cereal brans and pellets-and easy to breed. Tilapias are also

Journal

Netherlands Journal of Zoology (in 2003 continued as Animal Biology)Brill

Published: Jan 1, 1991

Keywords: information; aquaculture; Oreochromis; research; tilapia

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