Tag Archive: Fish farming

Mar 13

Our First Harvest

[Article and photos by Dr Abner Tlakula, owner of Ribola aquaponics facility in Limpopo, South Africa] Deep Blue Aquatic Systems (Pty) Ltd installed the “Ribola RAS” in mid 2015. The people of Elim, a village in the Vhembe District of Limpopo, were very sceptical when they learnt that the whole thing was to grow fish …

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Apr 21

Two Dam Sustainable article in Agri Kultuur online magazine

Take a look at the article on the Two Dam Sustainable (TDS) trout farm, in the March edition of Agri Kultuur online magazine. (Click the link to view the article – go to page 12 of the magazine). Two Dam Sustainable is a trout farm in the Montague area of the Western Cape. TDS has no …

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Apr 21

Monitoring and Control article in Agri Kultuur online magazine

For those of you interested in reading about monitoring and control systems for aquaculture, please take a look at the article we wrote in the February edition of the Agri Kultuur online magazine. (Click the link to view the article – go to page 12 of the magazine). Enjoy.

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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Mar 26

Selling Tilapia in the Informal Sector

Some weeks ago we needed to free up some space in one of our tanks for smaller fish that were growing beyond the capacity of their tanks. We harvested two hundred plus tilapia around 180 grams each. These were standard grey mozambique tilapia that had not been growing particularly fast. We gave them to one …

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Sep 27

Container Fish Farm one of 23 finalists in Siemens Foundation “empowering people. Award”

There is a nice article on the News 24 website on Alan Flemings entry to the Siemens Stiftung’s “empowering people. Award” last week 19th September. This is a fish farm in a container which built for Alan who is targeting healthy protein production in the townships and rural areas. Alan is one of 23 finalists …

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Aug 16

Blue Revolution Article in Engineering News

Take a look at the Blue Revolution article in the Engineering News (26 July to 1 August 2013). Its a nice summary of the developments going on in the industry with respect to Government’s drive for aquaculture growth and the shortcomings that need to be addressed to really get things going. I think the end …

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