Lake Harvest bringing you tilapia
– the fish of the future
As the largest fish producer in Africa, Lake Harvest is committed to providing sustainably reared fish and strives to be a leader in social, commercial and environmental terms.
Lake Harvest News
Lake Harvest features on 'What goes in your basket?' October 2010
Channel Four's 'What goes in your basket?'
Ravinder travels to Zimbabwe to explore the ethics of importing tilapia fish.
And, as the price of meat rises, Jay Rayner asks if we are too kind to our animals?
Why is corporate responsibility so high on your agenda?
We believe that there is great responsibility to businesses in developing countries. As the leading fish producer in Africa, we are in a great position to influence the long term economic growth for the continent by supporting sustainable development.
How is the fish available?
Lake Harvest fillets are available as fresh or frozen – with an exceptional shelf life of up to 16 days for fresh product and 2 years for frozen product.
Why is tilapia good for kids?
The fish is completely free from bones and so mild it would not even put off the fussiest eater!
What is the best way to cook tilapia?
Tilapia is so easy and quick to cook – from simply sautéing with butter, garlic and lemon juice to more elaborate recipes – see our section for lots of ideas!
What is natural farming?
Lake Harvest ensures that our fish are no different from their wild cousins. We do not use chemicals or pharmaceuticals during on-growing to either promote growth or control disease. We operate a process that enables the fish to live a natural life.
What do you feed the tilapia with?
Lake Harvest tilapia is fed a balanced, almost wholly vegetarian, diet from the finest cereal crops. Our feed is manufactured on site and contains no additives or GMOs.
What does tilapia taste like?
Tilapia is a mild and delicate white fish, which makes it very versatile. As it absorbs flavours so easily, you can tailor your meal to your taste buds!
Why is tilapia a good choice for sustainable aquaculture?
Tilapia is an herbivorous fish, which means it does not need to feed on fishmeal and fish oil – whose sources are becoming seriously depleted. Greenpeace is recommending that consumers buy such herbivorous fish.
Where is tilapia from?
Tilapia is native to Africa and has been farmed there since Egyptian times.
Why is tilapia a healthy diet choice?
A 100g fillet of tilapia will provide 18g of protein and 90mg of Omega-3 which has been proven to be an essential nutrient for health.