Sectors - Aquaculture
Government's approach towards aquaculture

The SA government’s misdirected approach towards aquaculture is clear, especially when compared with the situation in neighbouring countries.
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A better way to do aquaponics

The traditional aquaponics single-unit system disadvantages the fish, the plants or both. Now might be the right time to rethink the design.
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Aquaculture and conservation

Government’s draconian treatment of the aquaculture industry is hypocritical – what is it actually doing to conserve our endemic tilapia species?
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Environmental discrimination in Aquaculture

The refusal by authorities to issue permits in parts of SA for the red Mozambique tilapia based purely on its skin colour is like a bizarre form of environmental segregation. It is unscientific and unfair.
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An enabling environment for aquaculture?

In contrast to any other agricultural sector, aquaculture is hobbled by a maze of conflicting national and provincial restrictions and barriers.
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National aquaculture conference

Two themes emerged at the recent national aquaculture conference: the maze of regulations throttling SA aquaculture development, and the relative absence of large-scale commercial fish farms.
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Aquaculture for beginners – Part 3

Before embarking on a project, have a practical and sensible understanding of the funds and skills available to you. Do your research before identifying partners, mentors and an appropriate system.
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Aquaculture for beginners – Part 2

In this second instalment of our series on launching an aquaculture business, we look at what steps to follow once a beginner has secured a basic knowledge of fish biology and system design.
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Aquaculture for beginners – Part 1

In this new series, Nicholas James will provide prospective tilapia farmers with a step-by-step guide on how to launch and run a successful aquaculture business in South Africa. We begin with the basics.
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Tangled in a net of legislation

While government proclaims its commitment to a sustainable aquaculture industry, it simultaneously chokes the growth of the industry through a lengthy and complex legislation process.
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