Aquaculture

Balancing tilapia production with conservation

SA’s environmental approach of preserving rather than conserving is hampering commercial tila...

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Selling your fish: which customers are best for you?

Before embarking on a tilapia farming business, carefully consider who your buyers will be – ...

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Development zones: dead in the water?

The aquaculture development zones proposed by government are not the way to develop the sector....

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Aquaculture 101: the advantages of greenhouse tunnels

Want cost-effective heating for your aquaculture system? Nothing beats greenhouse tunnels....

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How far have we come with aquaculture in SA?

This is the 100th aquaculture column to appear in Farmer’s Weekly, and to mark this milestone...

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Small community fish farms – then and now

Certain non-negotiable measures are needed to make small, community-run fish farms successful. ...

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Diseases in the fish farming sector

Keeping rearing conditions clean and sourcing fingerlings from reputable hatcheries will help c...

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SA aquaculture success lies with government

The success and viability of the industry is largely government’s responsibility, because onl...

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How effective are recirculating aquaculture systems for SA?

The high cost of these systems can be prohibitive for new entrants to the industry. Pond farms ...

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Aquaculture investors: fish out of water

The refusal of both state and private investors to take good advice has left a trail of failed ...

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Which design is best?

The design of an aquaculture system is essential to the operation’s success, and should be ap...

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The best tilapia for aquaculture

Riverine tilapia species are more suitable to South African aquaculture conditions than lacustr...

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SA celebrates first National Rooibos day

Clanwilliam, referred to by some locals as the ‘Rooibos Capital of the World’, will host Sou...