Fish of the Future
Our tilapia is native only to Africa. Known as Nile Tilapia or Oreochromis niloticus, it is a large genus in the cichlid family (cichlidae). Tilapia is a white, delicate freshwater fish that is an excellent substitute for the traditional fish of cod, haddock, pollock and hake.
One of tilapia’s greatest assets is the fact that it is so good at converting plant matter into high quality protein. Its herbivorous feeding habits help to alleviate the fishing pressure on wild fish stocks. Farming herbivorous fish, such as tilapia, increases the world protein supply.
In fact many experts are regarding this form of sustainable aquaculture as a state-of-the-art approach that could feed the entire world. Even Greenpeace recommend that consumers buy herbivorous fish like tilapia. Farmed tilapia is also on the ‘fish to eat’ list published by the Marine Stewardship Council.