Sectors - Aquaculture
Farmers Weekly
More on species and strains

What characteristics are sought for improvement in a strain development programme? How far beyond simple growth improvement must one go?
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Selecting fish species and strains

The correct choice of fish species or strain can determine success or failure. Beware of breeders claiming to have developed a superior ‘strain’ of tilapia. Chances are they have done no such thing.
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Aquaculture success stories in Southern Africa

There are not too many successful commercial aquaculture enterprises in Southern Africa, but these two are worth mentioning.
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When things go amiss with aquaculture systems

An intensive aquaculture system can fail for several reasons. A producer should always be prepared.
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Aquaculture - the 'right' and 'wrong' stuff

Prospective aquaculture entrepreneurs are cautioned to evaluate a system’s yield potential before investing in unrealistic, small-scale projects that fail to provide adequate returns.
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Aquaculture: Can the concept of zoning work?

Grouping aquaculture activities on one site for administrative convenience simply won’t work.
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What danger do freshwater species really pose?

Climatic conditions dictate where species such as trout, tilapia and catfish can be farmed as well as the threat they pose to our natural environment.
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Needed: fewer laws and more professionalism in aquaculture

New zoning regulations to protect riverine biodiversity take aim at aquaculture. But they may harm the industry – and still be ineffective.
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Nile Tilapia: Wiser laws, higher yield

As it stands, prospective legislation seeking to control the use of Nile tilapia will be counter-productive and hamper the growth of aquaculture in South Africa.
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The problem with aquaponics

Currently, too many systems cruelly compromise fish quality to favour plant production. But there’s a simple solution to this unacceptable state of affairs that will see both flourish.
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