Learning and Training
This is one of our strengths. We're doing it.
In other words, we're not talking some random talk downloaded from the Internet. We're actually living practising aquaculturists that are walking our talk. We design build and use the systems that we sell. Over time we've gotten pretty good at it too, if we say so ourselves. Handling very expensive Koi will give you experiences that can only be learned the hard way, and teach you lessons of what not to do in order to keep your shirt on your back.
We've handled fish under just about any situation you can think of and out systems are geared towards lowest cost of operation, best in class performance for as small a foot print as possible and the lowest possible maintenance schedule as can be deployed.
In our quarantine operations that we run we regularly encounter the worst case scenario for a fish farmer - high density, stressed fish with serious health issues. Our systems are up to the task at hand and we have successfully scaled them up to handle high density intensive fish farming levels.
We firmly believe in the fit for purpose model. The idea is grow fish as profitably as possible, which is not easy. Spending millions on wasted infrastructure means you will never be profitable. Hence, keeping your cash spend/burn at the lowest possible level is the second most important key to success.We help you to do that.
The first and most important key to success however is to know what you are doing. There is no substitute for the word experience. You cannot make a success of aquaculture without experience and gaining that experience requires your commitment. You have to put the time in to manage your operation or it will fail.
The correct system is of course of paramount importance. Your RAS system is the engine of your success. If it is not 'running right' as the Americans say, no matter whay you do, you cannot hope to succeed. Your system should almost be able to look after itself with you doing the fine tuning as you go. Do NOT confuse this with maintenance!
Maintenance refers to the semi regular fixing of pumps, checking air pumps, replacing old worn valves, fixing broken pipes - the kind of thing that may not necessarily require any 'fish smarts'.
Farming however, refers to the daily mucking out, the feeding, the daily inspections, the data logging, the testing, disease control, havesting, the walking around your farm keeping a finger on the pulse. It is hands on, even if you are managing it by 'remote control'.
The rewards however are substantial.