Til-Aqua International brings their YY-Technology to Tanzania
BigFish, a Tilapia Top Breeding Center in Tanzania near Dar es Salaam, is a highly qualified hatchery and leading supplier of all male Nile Tilapia. Their YY technology, a unique reproduction process, has been made available for large-scale application in the tilapia sector.
The most important product category of BigFish is YY-broodstock of tilapia. From a bio-secure location in Kigamboni, Tanzania, a dedicated team of professionals pack and ship fry or broodstock to farmers and large hatcheries so that they can benefit of an all-male tilapia population in their production without the use of hormones.
The Natural Male Tilapia (NMT – XY) offspring, produced with YY-broodstock, will grow substantial faster (+15%) than a hormone treated sex reversed batch and faster (+30%) than a mixed sex batch of tilapia. This NMT offspring has substantial higher survival (90-95%) compared to the regular hormone treated fry on the market due to a stronger immune system. For local farmers without an own hatchery, BigFish offers the required amount of NMT fry.
BigFish Tilapia Top Breeding Center has a hatchery with a capacity of annual 5-10 mln NMT fry/year for ongrowing and quasy unlimited production of YY male parent stock. Clients of this Top Breeding Center will mainly be found in Africa, but extension over time is possible.