This Tilapia fish farm,
designed by APT, is located in Northern Peru, and receives water
from the 885 million
m³ Reservoir Poechos, which was created by
damming Rio Chira. One of its discharge canals flows at 70
The Chira-Piura Water Authorities have agreed to allocate a flow of
m³/sec for the exclusive use of this project.
The project is a super-intensive, flow-through production system,
using gravity water flow, at a rate sufficient to provide needed
oxygen and remove all wastes. The project is self-sufficient with a
complete production line, including Hatchery, Nursery and Growout.
The production capacity of the
raceway ponds is about 70-80 kg per
m² per year, equivalent
to an output of 700-800 ton per ha per year. In addition, a
reservoir of 12.0 ha was constructed for re-circulation of
green-water during the irrigation break.
Since the water temperature is slightly cool, at 24 °C, we use
ND-41 cold resistant Tilapia strain. This Tilapia strain has two
major economic traits:
(a) It yields All-Male hybrids, without the need for sex reversal of
the fry with hormones, suitable for sale as
(b) The hybrids are resistant to cold temperature, and continue to
grow and spawn 2-4 °C below that of O. nilotica.