Aquaculture

Choosing the right aquaculture technology

Successful aquaculture is all about making a profit. Make sure your system is affordable and appropriate.

Aquaculture lessons from Egypt

Keep it simple and don’t become fixated on ‘technology’ – that’s how you’ll make a go of freshwater fish farming.

Aquaculture products – let the buyer beware

South Africa has a particularly poor record in product sales and service delivery to aquaculture.

Sharing information about tilapia farming

With demand exceeding supply, working together and sharing information about tilapia farming will benefit us all.
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Fish farming: affordable protein for SA?

South Africa’s only marine finfish farm on the Atlantic coastline has just entered the commercial market. Manager and shareholder of the Bluecap fish farm in Paternoster, Ingo Beckert, says fish...

Tilapia feeds & feeding: get it right

Feed costs are the largest single input in fish culture, accounting for approximately 40% of the sale price.

Sourcing information on aquaculture

Accurate reliable information on aquaculture is available. Just make sure you look carefully.

Closed heated systems for tilapia

Our much-beloved Mozambique tilapia requires water temperatures of 26°C or higher to grow rapidly. There are several ways to achieve this under culture conditions, but not all are practical.

Gadgets for aquaculture

Workers on fish farms in Asia use some ingenious tools. Most of the equipment is practically thought out, and designed simply and effectively.

Lessons in aquaculture from Asia

The technology used to produce African tilapias in Asia is simple but effective. What relevance does it have for fish farming in South Africa?

Alternative species for aquaculture

Catfish, silver barbel and other fish have farming potential, but there are obstacles.

Moving fish

Special care needs to be taken when moving fish in order to minimise their stress levels and thus prevent unnecessary deaths.

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