Salvadoran tilapia production improved

A genetic laboratory was inaugurated yesterday; it will provide farmers with a new variety of fish that will shorten the harvest time.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The center at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) is located in Santa Cruz Porrillo, in the municipality of Tecoluco, San Vicente. The cost of building the center is over 2 million dollars and was provided by the State.

According to the head of MAG, Mario Salaverria, "the objective is for farmers to have access to high quality genetic tilapia seed at a low cost and which have hire yields."

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Regional Pact on Fishing Agreements

December 2011

Native or indigenous communities who practice artisanal fishing in Central America, will make agreements that guarantee the sustainability of small-scale fisheries.

A press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock reads:

With the support of international organizations, indigenous or native communities who practice artisanal fishing in Central America, will make agreements that guarantee the sustainability of small-scale fisheries, uniting responsible fishing and social development.

Shellfish Production in El Salvador

February 2012

The Ministry of Agriculture has launched a project to increase the production of shellfish known as conchas, casco de burro (donkey helmet) and Japanese oysters, in the East of the country.

A press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador reads:

Production of Artificial Mollusk Seed Begins

May 2009

The laboratory in El Triunfo Port, El Salvador, will produce conch, donkey helmet and Pacific oyster seeds, and it will allow cultivation testing.

With the operation of the modern artificial mollusk seed production laboratory, which opened today in El Triunfo Port, Usulután, the Shellfish Aquaculture Development Project in El Salvador will be able to meet expectations, supported by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and implemented by the Center for Fishing and Aquaculture Development (CENDEPESCA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG).

El Salvador to Plant 1.4 million Tilapia fingerlings

January 2012

About 350,000 pounds of fish meat will be produced in the country this year, in the wild, resulting from the planting of 1.4 million fingerlings.

A press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador reads:

The MAG will plant 1.4 million tilapia fingerlings in lakes, ponds, reservoirs and family ponds.

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