Sectors - Aquaculture
Farmers Weekly
SA aquaculture success lies with government

The success and viability of the industry is largely government’s responsibility, because only it makes and implements legislation.
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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 may be a far better solution.
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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 aquaculture projects across South Africa.
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Which design is best?

The design of an aquaculture system is essential to the operation’s success, and should be appropriate to environmental conditions and staffing skills.
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The best tilapia for aquaculture

Riverine tilapia species are more suitable to South African aquaculture conditions than lacustrine species.
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Africa’s many tilapia species

The versatile tilapia is found all over Africa, but not all species are suitable for aquaculture production.
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Generalist and specialist fish species

Not all fish species are suitable for aquaculture simply because they grow large in their natural habitat.
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Aquaculture: claims vs reality

Production claims must be based on proven, long-term commercial results – they cannot be extrapolated.
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Invest in rural aquaculture!

The SA government does not provide adequate support or information to rural people who want to start a fish farm.
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The stages of filtration – it’s all about balance

There are four key aspects of filtration, all of which are non-negotiable and integral to running a successful system.
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