Tuesday, September 4, 2018

BAMSI enters the Tilapia market

By Kendeno Knowles

Some 3,000 Andros-grown tilapia are being prepped to hit the Bahamas retail market in early 2019.  The farm raised fish will help fill the demand left after the closure of the Nassau Grouper season, a senior official at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) announced. The addition of tilapia to BAMSI’s product offering also marks the beginning of the Institute’s planned venture into aquaculture.

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard said his primary interest is in the Institute’s ability to utilize this enterprise as a research initiative which would provide scientific data to Bahamians who may be interested in commercial aquaculture.   The Minister encouraged the BAMSI team to aggressively explore opportunities for public-private partnerships so the project could benefit from private funding and expertise which could catalyze the growth and profitability of the venture.  Read more >>