TBSE's Fish Farming

Fish farming is one of the branches of aquaculture. It is used to qualify fish farming, both at sea and in freshwater.

In Madagascar, fish farming is a very promising sector; it offers opportunities to all operators and to all those affected by this sector. Currently, fish farming is considered as one of the means of responding to the high demand for fish from consumers, while avoiding overfishing and the depletion of fishery resources. Fort-Dauphin, is one of the beneficiaries of the fact that the local company called TBSE specializes in the semi-intensive farming of freshwater fish in this southern part of Madagascar.

TBSE has launched this activity since 2019 in Manatantely, the production of which is in a pond fed by spring water. The production system is semi-intensive: the fish eat natural food from the environment and organic feed.

Production capability
With its 12 ponds which have a total area of 3000m², TBSE can currently produce up to 1500kg / production cycle for large fish and 80,000 to 100,000 fry / year. The species reared are focused on three species of Tilapia: Oreochromis niloticus (Mazy), Oreochromis mossambicus (Malemiloha), Tilapia rendalli (Fiambazaha).

Tilapia rendalli (Fiambazaha)

In addition to fish production, the fish farming that TBSE carries out is a source of employment for local communities if we cite only the maintenance of the ponds, the supply of inputs.

TBSE can also give training and supervision on fish farming, in addition it offers guided tours of the station for tourists or schoolchildren.

Oreochromis niloticus (Mazy)
Selling price

The company sells its products at very reasonable prices, so that live avellins cost around Ar 300 / piece and merchant fish at Ar 25,000 per kg with home delivery if more than 10 kg.