Sectors - Aquaculture
Farmers Weekly
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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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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