Aquaculture

A single ideal aquaculture system? Forget it!

A single ideal aquaculture system? Forget it!

On paper, many aquaculture systems look appealing, but are they suited to South Africa’s challenging conditions?
Aquaponics: a teenager’s passion grows into a business

Aquaponics: a teenager’s passion grows into a business

A Pretoria-based teenager is running a successful aquaponics farm, and doing so with expertise and foresight.
Small aquaculture systems: the simpler, the better!

Small aquaculture systems: the simpler, the better!

Because of their scale, these systems have very limited yields. Choosing a complex, small system will not increase yield; it will only increase cost!
Why aquaculture is stressful for fish

Why aquaculture is stressful for fish

Fish species that are adapted for rivers generally perform better under aquaculture’s challenging conditions.
Bass: an easy-to-breed alternative in aquaculture

Bass: an easy-to-breed alternative in aquaculture

With its wide temperature tolerance, the humble bass may be a good option for commercial production.
The World Aquaculture Society Conference 2017

The World Aquaculture Society Conference 2017

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...
How the state is ‘capturing’ aquaculture

How the state is ‘capturing’ aquaculture

Legislative control of the aquaculture industry in South Africa is so restrictive that it impedes any development.
Lowveld fish farming: an indisputable investment

Lowveld fish farming: an indisputable investment

Cool, high-altitude regions with soil unsuitable for crop production can be turned into lucrative fish farms.
Three decades later: progress or regress?

Three decades later: progress or regress?

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.
Cold-tolerant tilapia can weather winter’s chill

Cold-tolerant tilapia can weather winter’s chill

Taking tilapia cold tolerance ranges into account shows how just a few degrees can make for a worry-free season.
Why you don’t need an intricate filtration system

Why you don’t need an intricate filtration system

Filtration systems with sophisticated designs rarely work efficiently. Instead, growers should focus on higher volumes.
SA government failing commercial aquaculture

SA government failing commercial aquaculture

SA has the potential to become a successful producer of Nile tilapia, yet government’s latest efforts aimed at supporting commercial aquaculture are counterproductive.

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