Four years ago ICA granted a BGU researcher to test the growth of fish in TWW and its marketing. If successful, there will be dual usage for TWW.
The researcher checked the criteria of the Health Ministry of using these fish for human consumption. Their response was that if their muscle and liver remained similar to that of fish grown in freshwater, there would be no objection to it being marketed.
Results were published in the well-known magazine Aquaculture with an acknowledgement to ICA.
Renowned labs in the USA and Israel showed no evidence of chemical poison and no difference between TWW fish and FW fish.
Having received public attention, the authorities can now adopt proper regulations. However, care must be taken because the research was done on carp as a model fish.
PS Attachment in Hebrew only…