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28 April

Aquaculture Solutions: Farmed Catfish of Africa By Leslie Ter Morshuizen    Africa is home to one of the world’s ultimate aquaculture species.  Our local catfish is a tough, easy-to-rear fish that grows faster than other fish species whilst also living at extremely high densities.  These characteristics make it an ideal aquaculture candidate and simplify the […]

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10 March

Whether you’re planning to start tilapia fish farming on a modest, small scale or at a commercial scale, you will need help. The aquaculture industry is both capital and skills intensive. It is a farming activity that requires day-and-night attention, so you’ll need as much help as you can get before even thinking of jumping in to get your hands dirty, or in this case, wet. As a practicing fish farmer with more than 30 years’ practical experience, David Fincham, founder of the Gauteng-based David Fincham Aquaculture, believes the small-scale farmer is vital to the food security of any economy. He offers ten tips to get aspiring fish farmers off the ground and in the water.

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11 July

Welcome to the 6th edition of The African Agripreneur! The focus of this edition is to showcase the exciting opportunities there are in the agricultural sector in Africa, by providing new ideas for African Agripreneurs!  This edition provides some wonderful success stories of African Agripreneurs in some unique farming, product, and technology ventures. I trust […]

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07 July

Perspectives on the Latest African Aquaculture Statistics By Aquaculture Innovations   Global aquaculture production is soaring with more seafood farmed each year since 2013 than is harvested from the wild (Figure 1).  In 2018 the aquaculture industry produced in excess of 114 million tons of aquaculture products globally, valued at more than $263bn!  A massive […]

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09 June

Leslie Ter Morshuizen on Mistakes made by new Fish Farmers   There are certain errors that are commonly made by new entrants into the aquaculture industry and I thought it would be useful to highlight these, as a guide to new entrants so that they can avoid these errors, and to remind more experienced farmers […]

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19 August

  Several factors contribute to aquaculture representing an attractive investment opportunity.  Seafood (freshwater and marine products are loosely lumped under this term) is widely recognised as having many health benefits for the consumer.  Brain development, anti-cholesterol properties, anti-cancer, minerals and vitamins are all part of these positive attributes.  Perhaps an unexpected advantage that has developed […]

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