Kalista Tsoupis

Kalista Tsoupis

I am an Honours student commencing research on the growth performance of GIFT Tilapia in Papua New Guinea. The study will be undertaken in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The aim of this investigation is to determine whether GIFT Tilapia, a local source of protein, can be grown to full table size using local feed formulations rather than commercial feeds. At the moment, farming fish is expensive due to the dependency on high-cost, commercial feed. Finding a cheaper, locally formulated fish feed alternative that can still produce table size fish, is important to impoverished farmers. Increasing fish consumption through more cheaply produced fish has many economic and health implications. Currently, many people cannot afford, or do not have access to, fresh fish. Fish is important to the diet of PNG communities who currently depend on expensive and processed canned fish.

Thesis title: A Comparison of the Growth Performance of GIFT Tilapia in PNG Fed Locally and Commercially Formulated Fish Feed.

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