On paper, many aquaculture systems look appealing, but are they suited to South Africa’s challenging conditions?
A Pretoria-based teenager is running a successful aquaponics farm, and doing so with expertise and foresight.
Because of their scale, these systems have very limited yields. Choosing a complex, small system will not increase yield; it will only increase cost!
Fish species that are adapted for rivers generally perform better under aquaculture’s challenging conditions.
With its wide temperature tolerance, the humble bass may be a good option for commercial production.
The World Aquaculture Society held its first-ever conference in Africa, in Cape Town from 27 June to 30 June, along with the biannual conference of the Aquaculture Association of Southern...
Legislative control of the aquaculture industry in South Africa is so restrictive that it impedes any development.
Cool, high-altitude regions with soil unsuitable for crop production can be turned into lucrative fish farms.
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.
Taking tilapia cold tolerance ranges into account shows how just a few degrees can make for a worry-free season.
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.