Aquaculture

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.

Aquaculture products – let the buyer beware

South Africa has a particularly poor record in product sales and service delivery to aquaculture.

Sharing information about tilapia farming

With demand exceeding supply, working together and sharing information about tilapia farming will benefit us all.
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Fish farming: affordable protein for SA?

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...

Tilapia feeds & feeding: get it right

Feed costs are the largest single input in fish culture, accounting for approximately 40% of the sale price.

Sourcing information on aquaculture

Accurate reliable information on aquaculture is available. Just make sure you look carefully.

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