Starting small will not necessarily give you an accurate idea of what to expect when going commercial.
Sadly, SA fails to exploit its irrigation dams for aquaculture. But farm dams, connected to well-built pond systems, offer great potential for growers.
Capital costs, running costs and potential market are the three major concerns faced by those who want to start fish farming, and I’ve often discussed these factors in relation to...
Successful aquaculture is all about making a profit. Make sure your system is affordable and appropriate.
Keep it simple and don’t become fixated on ‘technology’ – that’s how you’ll make a go of freshwater fish farming.
South Africa has a particularly poor record in product sales and service delivery to aquaculture.
With demand exceeding supply, working together and sharing information about tilapia farming will benefit us all.
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...
Feed costs are the largest single input in fish culture, accounting for approximately 40% of the sale price.
Accurate reliable information on aquaculture is available. Just make sure you look carefully.
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.
Workers on fish farms in Asia use some ingenious tools. Most of the equipment is practically thought out, and designed simply and effectively.