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Aquaculture in Jamaica

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dc.contributor.author Aiken, K. A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Morris, D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hanley, F. C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Manning, R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:56:04Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:56:04Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-16 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-16 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2997
dc.description.abstract "Jamaica, with its overfished marine resources, has become a major tilapia producer in Latin America led by a small number of large farms practicing tilapia culture with considerable commercial success. Across the country, however, aquaculture is typically practiced by a large number of small-scale fish farmers who own less than 1.0 ha of land. Production is constrained by lack of credit, finite land space and suitable soil type, but larger existing aquaculturists are expanding further for overseas markets. Inspired by pioneering tilapia fish culture demonstration projects funded by the USAID and the government of Jamaica, fish culture production rose from a few hundred kg of Oreochromis niloticus in 1977, to about 5 000 t of processed fish mainly red hybrid tilapia, in 2000. Most of this quantity was exported to Europe and North America." en_US
dc.subject aquaculture en_US
dc.subject marine resources en_US
dc.subject tilapia en_US
dc.title Aquaculture in Jamaica en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.country Jamaica en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal NAGA, WorldFish Center Quarterly en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 25 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3&4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth July en_US

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