Global tilapia industry under threat from highly contagious disease

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Credit: WorldFish

The world’s second most farmed fish, tilapia, is under threat from a highly contagious disease called Tilapia lake virus (TiLV). With a mortality rate of up to 90% and no vaccine or treatment commercially available, the disease has raised alarm among both aquatic animal health professionals and tilapia farmers worldwide.

Perhaps most at risk are the millions of small-scale tilapia farmers that depend on the typically hardy fish for their incomes and food security. Likewise, consumers are poised to feel the impact of any outbreaks too, particularly those in developing countries for whom tilapia is an affordable source of protein and nutrition.

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Description
Written to complement the online promotion of the Tilapia lake virus infographic, this blog frames the graphic and provides a linkable landing page for social media and other digital marketing activities.

Client
WorldFish
CGIAR Research Program on Fish

Service
Blog writing

Date
November 2019

Global tilapia industry under threat from highly contagious disease

Image
Credit: WorldFish

The world’s second most farmed fish, tilapia, is under threat from a highly contagious disease called Tilapia lake virus (TiLV). With a mortality rate of up to 90% and no vaccine or treatment commercially available, the disease has raised alarm among both aquatic animal health professionals and tilapia farmers worldwide.

Perhaps most at risk are the millions of small-scale tilapia farmers that depend on the typically hardy fish for their incomes and food security. Likewise, consumers are poised to feel the impact of any outbreaks too, particularly those in developing countries for whom tilapia is an affordable source of protein and nutrition.

Read blog

Description
Written to complement the online promotion of the Tilapia lake virus infographic, this blog frames the graphic and provides a linkable landing page for social media and other digital marketing activities.

Client
WorldFish
CGIAR Research Program on Fish

Service
Blog writing

Date
November 2019