In South Africa, it’s easy to become depressed, but the progress made in other African countries shows that, with the right attitude, fish farming can flourish.
Filtration systems with sophisticated designs rarely work efficiently. Instead, growers should focus on higher volumes.
SA has the potential to become a successful producer of Nile tilapia, yet government’s latest efforts aimed at supporting commercial aquaculture are counterproductive.
The hobby of keeping exotic ornamental fish in a home aquarium is nowhere near as popular as it once was.
Pond aquaculture systems may be the answer to producing bulk quantities of tilapia simply and affordably.
With government assistance, many rural small-scale fish farmers could turn their operations into viable enterprises.
Establishing sanctuaries is the only way in which we can protect our Blue Kurper populations from the spread of Nile tilapia.
SA’s environmental approach of preserving rather than conserving is hampering commercial tilapia culture.
Before embarking on a tilapia farming business, carefully consider who your buyers will be – your success will depend on it!
The aquaculture development zones proposed by government are not the way to develop the sector.
Want cost-effective heating for your aquaculture system? Nothing beats greenhouse tunnels.
This is the 100th aquaculture column to appear in Farmer’s Weekly, and to mark this milestone, I’d like to explore how far the industry has come since my first article...