Fish farming beyond SA

The state of aquaculture in neighbouring countries – and the lessons to be learnt.

The history of the red tilapia

Deep-bodied, fast-growing strains of red Mozambique tilapia are becoming the species of choice in regions where winter temperatures do not usually favour tilapia farming.

Solar power could save your fish farm

When the lights go out, you have to act fast, as your fish could be dead within 20 minutes. A backup plan is essential.

Tilapia: Myths & legends

Misconceptions are holding back production of tilapia in South Africa. In the meantime, the rest of the world simply gets on with it.

Growing fish in salt water

Many argue that tilapia in brackish water taste that little bit better, and it’s difficult to deny this.

Salt water aquaculture

Salinity – at the coast or inland – is rarely a barrier to successful tilapia farming.

Trout: Cold-water marvel

Why trout farming is South Africa’s most successful aquaculture.

How to set up an aquaponics system

Starting small will not necessarily give you an accurate idea of what to expect when going commercial.

Farm dams are a good idea

Sadly, SA fails to exploit its irrigation dams for aquaculture. But farm dams, connected to well-built pond systems, offer great potential for growers.

Aquaculture ponds need careful planning.

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...

Choosing the right aquaculture technology

Successful aquaculture is all about making a profit. Make sure your system is affordable and appropriate.

Aquaculture lessons from Egypt

Keep it simple and don’t become fixated on ‘technology’ – that’s how you’ll make a go of freshwater fish farming.


Agri SA in partnership to improve rural safety

Agri SA in partnership to improve rural safety

Agri SA and Fidelity ADT, a subsidiary of the Fidelity Services Group, recently signed an agreement in Centurion aimed at curbing the high number of farm attacks and related agricultural...

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