Aqua Culture

We like to think that we've learned a thing or two about Koi over the years. However the chemical engineer amongst us (William) has always been fascinated by 'scaling up', if you'll forgive the terrible pun.

This is the broad field known as aqua culture - the art of farming with things that live in water.

There are several arenas of aquaculture

  1. Pond culture - fish chucked into a dam for a season and then harvested. Needs lots of big dams. More suited to informal aqua culture - cheapest by far. Also most risky.
  2. Cage culture - fish chucked into cages and kept in rivers or dams. Needs lots of water. More capital intensive, somewhat less risky. As with ponds, water quality not under your control.
  3. Recirculated systems. Most expensive capital wise. Least risky. More predictable. Water quality more controllable.

Recirculated Aquaculture Systems (RAS) are where we focus our efforts - these do have some similartities to Koi pond systems after all.

However, stocking densities are radically different. In order to make system economically viable you need to stock fish at a maximum stocking density that will yield a crop at a profit. This is often easier said than done and much money has been lost by people who have gotten the formula wrong.

We have been dabbling with aqua culture for a few years now, learning the ropes and seeing what others have done, what has worked and what hasn't.

Our area of expertise lies in developing filtration systems for small and medium sized aquaculture operations. We also have considerable experience in developing and assessing business plans, viability studies and market research for aqua culture projects. Our FarmInnaBox is a smash hit and works extremely well for operations starting off as a pilot system and later on a hatchery/grow out operation. Have a chat to us about it and we'll happily show you around.