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Genetically improved tilapia delivered to Ivory Coast

BRAZIL
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 03:40 (GMT + 9)

A shipment of genetically improved tilapia was delivered this week to the Government of Ivory Coast by the head of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA) from Brazil, Eduardo Lopes, continuing a relation that started more than four decades ago. The fish came from the fish farming stations of the National Department of Works Against Drought (DNOCS) of Ceará, and its destination was Abidjan, the capital of the African country. Last April, the governments of both nations signed a technical cooperation agreement with the goal of achieving aquaculture and fisheries recovery in the Ivory Coast. The shipment of juvenile tilapia has the support of the Brazilian Agency for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1970, Ivory Coast sent the first tilapia matrices for the initiation of this fish cultivation in several regions in Brazil, tod... FULL STORY

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