Category Archive: Government

Aug 10

Faivre Drumfilter installed at DAFF marine fish hatchery

  Two weeks back we installed a Faivre 4-80 “in-tank” drumfilter at the DAFF (Dept Agric Fisheries and Forestry) marine aquaculture hatchery in Hamburg in the Eastern Cape. This is a government project run by the DAFF aquaculture department on dusky kob (Argyrosomus japonicus). DAFF were having some issues with the filtration systems being unable …

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Dec 11

Freestate Province Community Catfish Farm

We have had a busy year up in the Freestate doing some upgrading of catfish facilities built for the Department of Agriculture some years back. There are six different projects situated in an arc that runs from Pertrusburg through Koffiefontein, Fauresmith, Springfontein, Bethuli and Zastron. We started with our work about a year ago. Its …

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Oct 21

Operation Phakisa – What are the prospects?

A month or two ago I was invited to attend an address on Operation Phakisa given by the President. I attended on behalf of AASA, the Aquaculture Association of South Africa. I have to say that I was a little sceptical, and took a bet with one of my staff against Mr Zuma being there …

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Dec 12

Lamberts Bay penguin facility gets revamped

We have had a busy last quarter to the 2014 year with a bunch of good projects on the go. One of those that was slightly different was the revamping of the penguin facility on Bird Island in Lamberts Bay. Bird Island is a small nature reserve operated by Cape Nature up the West Coast …

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Oct 21

Operation Phakisa to get Aquaculture Growth Going

Recently Government held an extended workshop in Durban to grind through the stumbling blocks in the development of a number of key Ocean related industries. Aquaculture is one of those. From what I have heard there was a lot of positive stuff that came out of the Aquaculture workshop. We look forward to positive things …

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