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This is the third in a series of consumer guides that describe fish and shellfish farmed in the Midwest region of the United States. The fact sheet also includes culinary characteristics, cooking tips and a recipe for Sautéed Tilapia.



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  3. National Marine Fisheries Service (2020) Fisheries of the United States, 2018. U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Current Fishery Statistics No. 2018 Available at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ national/commercial-fishing/fisheries-united-states-2018
  4. FAO 2005-2021. Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme. Oreochromis niloticus. Cultured Aquatic Species Information programme. Text by Rakocy, J.E. In: FAO Fisheries Division [Online]. Rome. Update 18 February 2005. [Cited 16 February 2021]. http://www.fao.org/fishery/culturedspecies/Oreochromis_niloticus/en

Recommended Citation

Shambach, Amy. Tilapia farmed fish fact sheet. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Report: IISG21-SFA-BRC-012. https://iiseagrant.org/publications/tilapia-farmed-fish-fact-sheet/

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Amy Shambach, Ethan Chitty, Stuart Carlton



Focus Areas

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture


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