A solution to increasing fish supply in Africa without decreasing natural resources
Farm Tilapia as a way to feed people in cities
More fish on more plates in more locations in Africa
From conception to reality the workshops and farmer's days will give you hands-on experience
Suitable for all those interested in fish farming - from hobbyists to large-scale farmers
AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION UNIT
AN INTEGRATED, SIMPLE SYSTEM
Aquaculture Production Unit is a ready to farm aquaculture system, designed around Recirculating Aquaculture System principles. It offers a unique and simple way for anyone to enter the world of fish farming with the lowest cost of entry, lowest running costs and lowest technical requirements.
Aquaculture Production Unit can be operational within a few days of installation. All that may be required in addition to Aquaculture Production Unit is a closed greenhouse tunnel, which in turn is dependent on species and site location. Assembly of Aquaculture Production Unit can be completed with the use of very basic tools, a spanner and a screwdriver. All the filters, pumps, aerators and air stones, bio media is supplied and the Aquaculture Production Unit is assembled and pre-plumbed, once installed can be achieved in a few hours, it can be filled with water, turned on and stocked with fish.
Each Aquaculture Production Unit is flat packed so that it can be transported easily cost effectively an entire farm can be packed compactly into containers, shipped and erected anywhere.
Farms are built in Modules of a 40x10m Greenhouse with 15 Aquaculture Production Unit systems installed. Each pond is uniquely self-contained and Aquaculture Production Unit is thus uniquely modular, flexible to change and can be fine-tuned in situ without any major expenses being incurred as a consequence.
The system has been designed to be as simple as possible to maintain and to operate. Basic skills are all that is needed and maintenance on the ponds and filters has been kept to the minimum required to achieve the goals of the fish farm on hand.
Aquaculture Production Unit has been designed to be Profitable above all else. The lowest capital cost on the market means that profit margins are higher, and earlier than with other farm models. This lowers financial risk, ensures more financial resilience/sustainability and means higher profits from the outset.
Aquaculture Production Unit can be scaled for any size operation. It is a unique modular self-contained pond format therefore this aspect makes it ideal for small scale farmers to learn the industry and to do so at low financial risk.
Aquaculture Production Unit allows individuals to test fish farming with as little as a single individual pond system for viability. The system has been developed over many years, improved and optimised to ensure that it delivers on what it says it will. The technology is not new, it is a real world, proven fish farming system that has been in use for years in systems housing Tilapia, tropical fish and ornamental Koi. Aquaculture Production Unit will work with many fish species.
WHAT DO I GET IN AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION UNIT
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Each environment and farmer’s requirements are different and therefore might entail different costs. Below is a guideline to the cost for a single tank production system to farm Tilapia over a 6 month period starting with 250 fingerlings, and adding 250 fingerlings to the system every month for 5 more months.