If you want to grow plants and decent-sized fish, the first step is to get rid of those plastic circular bins.
There are massive dams and reservoirs in South Africa that are ideal for cage culture, yet are not used for this purpose. What a waste of this marvellous resource!
Brackish water can be put to good use in the cultivation of tilapia. Despite being primarily a freshwater species, tilapia are salt-tolerant and actually thrive in saline conditions.
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 Africa.
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.