Monosex tilapia(MST) farming has taken an important role in the fish farming business throughout the world. Monosex tilapia has great demand and value in the local and international market.
As a result monosex tilapia farming rate is growing day by day. There are some other important reasons for gradually increasing the monosex tilapia farming.
Monosex tilapia does not breed/multiply, which makes it easy for fish farmers to avoid uncontrolled breeding in their farms • They grow fast and attain market size within a short period in pond, cage and pen than other tilapia forms. • Monosex tilapia become marketable size (100-150 g) within 2-3 months.
Among different forms of tilapia, monosex is more suitable for cage culture because tilapia does not jump. • This fish is currently considered to be the most important and commonly cultured species around the world . • It constitutes over 70% of cultured tilapia which represent approximately 6% of total farmed fish production.
Commercial monosex tilapia farming can play an important role for making the people economically strong and fulfilling the protein and nutritional demand.
Monosex tilapia are raised through two steps in two ponds. They are raised in nursing and stocking pond. This type of farming system can maximize production.
Popularity of monosex tilapia farming business is increasing rapidly. They are very fast growing, strong and diseases are less.