Sectors - Aquaculture
A passion for fish farming

Aquaculture is a demanding career that requires perseverance and an abiding interest in fish. Unless you have the ‘fish bug’, rather consider running a fish-and-chip shop.
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Farming with ornamental fish

You don’t need an expensive system to produce top-quality ornamentals that can compete with fish from the Far East and elsewhere.
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Aquaculture: when a plan comes together

There is incontrovertible proof that aquaculture can flourish in Southern Africa. The secret to success lies in appropriate scale and top-class feed.
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SA aquaculture comes of age

Late to the game, South African fish farms are beginning to offer tasty, well-presented products that are attracting more and more consumers.
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Simple, proven technology for fish farming

There is much to be said for the reliability of proven filter designs, as opposed to newer ones where reliance on fragile, complicated technology could result in toxic water with dead or sick fish.
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Know your tilapia species

There are many factors to consider when selecting a tilapia species. Here, in a nutshell, are the main advantages and disadvantages of each one.
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Farmed tilapia are safe to eat

Commercially farmed tilapia are all male, due to minute quantities of a hormone they are given early on in their lives, but they are perfectly safe to eat!
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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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