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Service/Product name: SSNS Training Course 3: Tilapia: Broodstock management and seed production

Service/Product type: Training course

Service/Product provided by: Research Administration, International Cooperation and Education Department

Detail description

SSNS Training Course 3:

Tilapia: Broodstock management and seed production


Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is a well known tropical fish and native to Africa. In Tilapia culture systems, monosex culture of male tilapia is often preferred to the mixed sex system due to sexual dimorphism, males being substantially larger than females. Thus, several methods are available for management of broodstock as well as for seed production, especially for the production of hormonally sex-inversed all-male tilapias. This training course has been designed to provide up-to-date knowledge about broodstock management and seed production of Tilapia.


Learning outcome

-         Enhance knowledge of  broodstock management and seed production of tilapia

-         Acquire skills of nursing hormonally sex-inversed all-male tilapia

-         Ability to develop a business plan

Lecture – 4 hours (3+3) – Classroom

  1. Current trends and scope for farming and biology of Tilapia
  2. Broodstock management and nursing methods (feeding, water quality management etc.)

Practice– 15 hours (3+3+3+3+3)  - wet lab

-         Broodstock management (Feeding method, water quality monitor, hapa management, …)

-         Egg collection and nursing methods of tilapia

-         Hormone treatment for producing sex-inversed all-male male tilapia

          Final report including business plan: by each participant – max. 5 pages

Presentation of results by the group of students (Seminar Room)

-         Techniques and lessons learned

-         Wrap-up by Instructor (1 hour)

Feedback and evaluation by students/participants

Resource persons: Dr Tran Thi Thuy Ha