Tilapia hatchery upgrade to propel Jamaica back in export business

a section of the 12,000-square-foot bio-secure and climate resilient tilapia hatchery, which will be upgraded by the National Fisheries Authority and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund through the World Bank’s REDI II programme. at Twickenham Park, St. Catherine.
March 6, 2024
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The planned upgrade of the tilapia hatchery at Twickenham Park in St Catherine, is expected to bring an end to supply concerns on the local market, while boosting inventory for Jamaica to re-enter the export market for freshwater fish.

The latter is a target Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining Floyd Green hopes to hit by 2029 but in the interim, his focus is on growing the local freshwater fish stock to increase the National Fisheries Authority’s (NFA) coverage of the market from 35 per cent to full supply.