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Last updated on 10 March 2018

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

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

SPECIES NAME(s)

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

JURISDICTION

Guangdong, Hainan

PREDOMINANT PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Pond

WATER SOURCE

Fresh Water

JUVENILE SOURCE

hatchery - closed cycle


Recommendation for improvement
  • Encourage the industry and the One Fish Project in Maoming City to invest and conduct research into carrying capacity studies for aquaculture and use the results of these to guide site selection and the licensing of farms.

  • Encourage the provincial government and the One Fish Project in Maoming to publish their aquaculture plans (including Aquaculture Planning for Inland Water Area and Coastal Zone of Guangdong) and increase the public reporting of EIA, production, licensing, water quality, disease outbreak & control data; and enforcement of water quality and disease control regulations and standards.

  • 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
    Country
    Provinces
    AMA
    Tilapia - China Hainan

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