Tilapia production in Belize got a major shot in the arm today when Taiwan donated 1.3 million Belize dollars to the Ministry of Agriculture. Itís for a joint project with the Taiwanese and Ambassador David Wu handed it over to Minister of Agriculture Gaspar Vega.
This was the second donation for the five-year, five million dollar Tilapia hatchery project which aims to provide male tilapia fingerlings to small- scale farmers around the country. So far, over 60 farmers have benefited and they hope to triple that over the next few years. The centre hopes to produce one million fingerlings to be supplied to fish farmers.