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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.
While the Nile tilapia is the fastest grower, it is easier to obtain a permit for the slower-growing Mozambique tilapia.
The production of trout remains a heated topic between conservationists and aquaculturists.
Many experts have the theoretical knowledge, but fail to put themselves in the shoes of the rural, small-scale fish farmer.
Green water culture provides a highly nutritious ‘soup’ of feed for fish stock, promoting faster growth. It also cuts out the high cost of artificial feed.