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SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

Last updated on 03/10/2018

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Oreochromis niloticus , Oreochromis mossambicus , Oreochromis aureus x niloticus , Oreochromis spp

SPECIES NAME(s)

Nile tilapia, Mozambique tilapia, Blue-Nile tilapia, hybrid, Tilapias nei

JURISDICTION

Hainan, Guangdong

PREDOMINANT PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Pond

WATER SOURCE

Fresh Water

JUVENILE SOURCE

hatchery - closed cycle


Recommendation for improvement
  • Encourage the provincial government to enforce and publish the results of EIA and license requirements for aquaculture enterprises. 

  • Encourage the provincial government to invest and conduct research into carrying capacity studies for aquaculture. Use the results of these studies to guide decisions on site selection for aquaculture purposes and the licensing of farms within a total allowable volume of production per waterbody.

  • Encourage feed companies to publicly disclose source fisheries (for example, via annual reports or sustainability reports, regularly updated websites, or via initiatives such as the Ocean Disclosure Project), and, where necessary, initiate Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs).

AIPS

  • Chinese Tilapia - Hainan
  • AQUACULTURE MANAGEMENT UNITS

    In FishSource, information on aquaculture management is displayed at the highest resolution unit for which data is available. Ideally, information would simply be structured around an aquaculture management area (AMA) – the primary unit within which aquaculture management practices should be coordinated across a group of farms to mitigate against cumulative impacts and shared risks. Although AMAs are sometimes recognized in industry strategy and regulatory documents, they are not yet established across all aquaculture industries; so, we typically display information at the province/state level.

    Aquaculture Management Units
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    AMA
    Tilapia - China Hainan

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