Approximately 15 cichlid species occur in South Africa. To the untrained eye, several appear confusingly alike, especially as juveniles. So make sure you get the right tilapia species for your...
A recirculating system and a pond farm are at opposite ends of the aquaculture spectrum. The sweet spot is somewhere in between.
Many aquaponics operations focus only on plant yield and ignore fish production. These are merely hydroponic systems that use expensive means to fertilise their plants.
Compared with most other agricultural industries in South Africa, the farmed fish industry is in its infancy. With no legal framework yet in place, fish farmers and animal welfare organisations...
Choose the best pump you can afford for your system. A cheap purchase will end up costing you money.
Groundwater extracted from arid areas is often unsuitable for irrigation, but it would be ideal for aquaculture.
Our climate varies dramatically from season to season, limiting the fish species that can be used in aquaculture, and the locations where it can take place.
It’s time to expose the urban legend that South Africa is too cold for tilapia farming, even in outdoor ponds.
The populations of many indigenous fish are in decline. Here’s an easy and practical solution to boost their numbers.
Developments such as cage culture of tilapia and small, privately owned pond systems signal a positive trend.
A number of indigenous Southern African fish species would be ideal for aquaculture operations. It’s time for serious research into their potential.
Private fish farms and government are working together to breed tilapia and grow aquaculture production in Zambia.