The Research Institute for Aquaculture No. 1 (RIA) has exported more than 26,000 mother tilapia fish to South America since 2006.
Mexico and Colombia have purchased the largest proportion, at a cost between US$7–12 per each.
The RIA Tiapia Fish Centre Director Nguyen Cong Duong said it supplies around 35–50 million tilapia breeding fish to northern Vietnamese provinces each year.
The centre has recently expanded the scale of its production in Tam Ky City’s Tam Ngoc Village in the central province of Quang Nam. It spent VND64 billion building two breeding stock cultivation foundations over 2011–2014.
Upon completion, around 25,000 mother tilapia fish will be supplied to interested localities.