BAU: The monthly demand for the freshwater red tilapia has exceeded 100 tonnes.
To increase production, Borneo Eco Fish supplies quality red tilapia fingerlings to aspiring fish farmers for either cage culture or ponds.
According to director Alex Thian, red tilapia farming is highly profitable.
“There is a vast market for red tilapia in Sarawak as the freshwater fish need not only be supplied to the wet markets but also to supermarkets, frozen and chilled food distributors, seafood restaurants, hotels and so on.
“With the high demand of more than 100 tonnes of red tilapia being supplied throughout Sarawak each month, red tilapia farming has great potential for fish farmers to generate a steady flow of income particularly those living in rural areas,” he told thesundaypost yesterday.
He said the company recently assisted 20 cage fish farmers in Batang Ai to start their aquaculture business by contributing hybrid red tilapia fingerlings.
“This is to provide them with a head start in fish farming to generate income as well as to encourage them in rearing red tilapia,” he said....