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This is not actually a swimming chicken, but rather a fish that fulfils a similar role for subsistence farmers and can also be farmed on a commercial scale. Like the chicken, the tilapiines are meeting protein needs in an affordable way world-wide. However, present farming strategies are struggling to meet ever-rising consumer demand.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Biologist (London)

Publication Date

02/2001

Volume

48

Pages

12 - 16

Keywords

Animals, Aquaculture, Developing Countries, Perciformes, Thailand, Tilapia, Tropical Climate, Vietnam