Sectors - Aquaculture
Farmers Weekly
The problem with aquaponices

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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Aquaculture jobs and training

Fish farming is an attractive occupation that appeals to many young people. What should they do to get started?
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Aquaculture feed

The main operating cost of intensive aquaculture ventures is feed, and many ventures fail due to excessive spending on this input. Larger, warm water projects are now carefully scrutinising feed costs.
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Is there a place for warm water fish-farming in SA?

Too many people, including academics and consultants, are unnecessarily negative towards warm water fish-farming in SA. Failure lies in badly designed systems and poor management.
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Controlling diseases in aquaculture systems

Producers can use a variety of methods to limit diseases in their commercial aquaculture systems.
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Fish and cold weather

When it comes to temperature levels, warm water fish farms and trout farming are at opposite ends of the spectrum. While tilapia hibernates in winter, trout prefer the cooler weather.
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Getting the right site for a fish farm

The best location for a fish farm depends on several key aspects, including local air temperatures and proximity to markets.
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A fingerling’s happy home

Spacious tanks, consistency in water temperature and quality, and using both natural and live feed will ensure robust, healthy fish.
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Fish breeding do's & don'ts

There’s more to breeding than sticking fish in the water and hoping for the best. Start off with the right type of tank, get quality fish, and avoid inbreeding.
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Tilapia on our shelves

Long considered the ‘aquaculture fish of the future’, tilapia products are now being imported in quantity from Zimbabwe, writes Stephen McVeigh.
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