Tilapia (til al pe ah) is the second most important group of farmed fish after carp and the most widely grown of any farmed fish on the planet. It is farmed in at least 85 countries, with most imports coming from Asia (China and Indonesia) and Latin America (Honduras, Ecuador and Costa Rica).
The global supply of farmed tilapia surged in the 1990s and early 2000s, largely due to widespread introduction of improved tilapia breeds, feed availability, effective management of reproduction through sex reversal and hybridization, and expansion of consumer markets in virtually every part of the world. July 2012 ... Tilapia
- American Tilapia Association - Nonprofit organization that supports and facilitates the growth of tilapia production and consumption within the United States.
- Annual Commercial Landing Statistics, Fisheries Statistics, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
- Aquaculture Certification Council - A nongovernmental body established to certify social, environmental and food safety standards at aquaculture facilities throughout the world.
- Census of Aquaculture (2005), National Ag Statistics Service (NASS), USDA, 2006.
- Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS), Foreign Ag Service (FAS), USDA.
- Imports and Exports of Fishery Products 2011, Fisheries Statistics Division, NMFS, 2012.
- Seafood Intelligence - Business news portal for the international seafood industry.
- The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2011, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, United Nations (UN), 2012.
- The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2010: Facing challenges and seizing opportunities, FAO, UN, 2011.
- The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, FAO, UN, 2010.
- Tilapia Market Report, Globefish, FAO, UN, 2011 - Worldwide production of tilapia was predicted to reach 3.7 million metric tons during 2010.
- World Supply and Demand of Tilapia, Globefish, FAO, UN, 2010.
- Culture of Hybrid Tilapia, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, 2006.
- Ethanol Facilities Intention: Go Fishin', Des Moines Register, 2007 - A Wisconsin ethanol plant plans to venture into large-scale aquaculture, using steam from the ethanol plant to heat the water in the proposed fish tanks.
- Greenhouse Tilapia Production, Louisiana State University Ag Center, 2012.
- Managing Systems for Tilapia Culture, Auburn University.
- Nile Tilapia Cultured Aquatic Species Fact Sheet, Fisheries Global Information System, FAO, UN.
- Tilapia, North Carolina State University Aquaculture Extension.
- Tilapia Farm Business Management and Economics: A Training Manual, Aquaculture/Fisheries Center, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 2006 - Efficient management of a tilapia farm can make the difference between profits and losses, even in years with unfavorable prices and costs.
- Tilapia Production, Southern Regional Aquaculture Center, Texas A&M University.
- Update on Tilipia and Vegetable Production, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of the Virgin Islands, 2004.
- Cabbage Hill Farm, Mt. Kisco, New York - Tilapia and leaf lettuce are the main products of this farm, although basil and watercress are also grown in smaller quantities.
- Markets for Northern Plains Aquaculture - Case Study of Tilapia, North Dakota State University.
- S & S Aqua Farm, West Plains, Missouri - The owners of this farm use a simple, reliable, low-cost growing system to produce premium tilapia and fresh herbs and vegetables.
Links checked July 2012.