New tilapia hatchery a promising investment for AquaChile

Published on
January 29, 2016

AquaChile’s new tilapia hatchery in Costa Rica is yielding positive results already, reported the company.

The hatchery, a USD 5 million (EUR 4.6 million) investment, employs a novel technique applied at the reproductive stage during the tilapia farming process – the technique involves extracting eggs and replacing the collection of larvae from open ponds. The resulting juvenile tilapia emerge stronger and healthier, according to the company, and practice better behavior in the farming’s fattening stages.

“AquaChile is committed to farming tilapia in Costa Rica since 2005. With this investment we are trying to be more efficient and competitive in the sector,” said Orlando Delgado, general director of Grupo ACI, the subsidiary charged with opening and operating the hatchery.

The hatchery has been open since 2015.

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