|Tilapia Specialist Meets with the Minister of Agriculture|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 08 July 2010 00:00|
On Monday 5th of July, 2010 Mr. Samuel Liu a Tilapia specialist from Taiwan visited Belize and met with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Cooperatives the Hon. Rene Montero and technical personnel from the Fisheries Department. The purpose of his visit was to discuss and identifysuitable sites for the production of a million fingerlings per year to meet the growing demand of tilapia.
The long term project is expected to be executed in a period of five years and will be broken down in 3 phases:
• Construction of a Tilapia Fingerling units
• Capacity training for Technical personnel and Farmers
• Construction of a processing unit with a view of processing tilapia for export