Julio Cesar Rodriguez

Before considered a low commercial value fish, today its consumption, price and future prospects have increased significantly. Tilapia, a fish known as red parguito, is shaping up as a substitute for white meat and has the advantage that eats four times less than a cow or a pig, according to a report of the Zulia Panorama.El journal article stresses that Venezuela was leading producer in this sector in Latin America during the Decade of the 90s of the last century, and currently anticipates business projects in conjunction with foreign specialists to revive the sector.By its white flesh, little thorns, rich in proteins, and low odor to fish, tilapia is considered the future chicken, highlights the source. Eugenio Garcia, representative of Aquacria, pioneer in the cultivation of Tilapia in this country, reported that the activity is restarting with the latest in technology adapted to the national conditions, is considered its production can ensure good benefits, give possibility to use of labor, helping the regions where this fish occurs in providing favourable economic inputs. Aquacracia focuses on FRY production and technical advice. Currently, there are several farms distributed in the States of Tachira, Merida, Falcon, Anzoategui and Carabobo is added, that exist only in Falcon four hectares of artificial pools, but the local potential is 26 hectares.Tilapia demand is growing in Venezuela, this country has a great potential for this category, which has the advantage of being fattened up in brackish water, said the expert.According to FAO, the tilapia is the second most important group of fish in the world aquaculture after the Chinese tents, with an annual production exceeding two million tonnes. User reviews (e) report of the breeding Director, Prof. Julio Cesar Rodriguez reported that tilapia was introduced for the first time in Venezuela in the year 1959, from Trinidad, and then it was planted in bodies of artificial and natural waters from different regions of the country. .