GenoMar has four hatcheries, the largest of which is located in Hainan, China, with an annual production of some 280 million fingerlings. The hatchery in the Philippines produces about 30 million fingerlings annually, while the hatchery in Singapore has a production capacity of about 3 million fry per month. GenoMar’s newest hatchery, located near Lake Temenggor in Malaysia, has a production capacity of 2 million fry per month.
GenoMar has developed a fully controlled environment for breeding tilapias, with several adaptable hatchery designs for different locations and realities, but all designs have in common the artificial incubation area to collect same-day hatches and lower initial cannibalism, boost breeder output, male rates and larvae survival. GenoMar trains managers and workers, and has developed several procedures and protocols for the daily operation of this important part of the tilapia value chain. A healthy and good quality fingerling is the key factor for any successful fish-farming industry. Quality is determined by (i) Genetics, (ii) quality and protocol for selection of breeders, (iii) water quality management, (iv) feed and feeding management of breeders and larvae, (v) packing and handling, and most importantly (vi) overall qualified pro-active management.
Link to partner in Brazil: Aquabel.