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WorldFish provides 18th generation GIFT fry to Jitra Aquaculture Extension Centre

The delivery of the GIFT fry underscores WorldFish’s focus on enhancing seed production and dissemination, setting new standards in fish farming practices. (Image source: WorldFish)

In a landmark development for sustainable aquaculture practices in Malaysia, WorldFish has successfully provided 14,000 18th generation Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) fry to the Jitra Aquaculture Extension Centre

This significant contribution, stemming from WorldFish's state-of-the-art Aquaculture Research Centre, is a part of our collaborative efforts with the Department of Fisheries in Malaysia who will disseminate the fry to hatcheries around the country. The delivery of the GIFT fry underscores WorldFish’s focus on enhancing seed production and dissemination, setting new standards in fish farming practices that are both sustainable and productive.

WorldFish GIFT is a climate-smart innovation, which play a crucial role in advancing sustainable fish farming, ensuring food security and supporting economic growth. Moreover, they also help to reduce carbon footprint of food systems while enhancing resilience to climate shifts.

“This initiative is not just about the transfer of high-quality GIFT fry. It represents our commitment to sustainable aquaculture, innovation, and our ongoing collaboration with the Malaysian Department of Fisheries,” said WorldFish director general, Dr. Essam Yassin Mohammed.  

For more information, visit: worldfishcenter.org