The culture of monosex male populations is considered an effective solution to the problem of unwanted reproduction of tilapia in fish ponds. The objectives of the project summarized in this report were:
- To test the feasibility of large scale production of genetically male tilapia (GMT) and determine their potential impact for Philippine tilapia farmers through the conduct of a range of on-farm growth performance trials.
-To conduct a feasibility study of the transfer of the YY male technology to other countries in the region through transfer of fish to Thailand and initiation of breeding programmes in collaboration with partner institutes in Thailand.
This final report provides an executive summary, background information and objectives of the project. Research progress is reported for each of the objectives. Details are provided of local staff training and development, institutionalization of project activities, and the holding of a workshop. Implications and future priorities are discussed and publications arising from this research are listed.
Genetic manipulations for improved tilapia (GMIT) technology adaptation and development. Final Technical Report. 168 pp.