1. Do We Need A Permit To Conduct Aquaculture?
There are different types of permits depending on the type of activity you are doing. More information on the types of permits and the permit application process can be obtained from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority or by talking to staff from voluntary organizations like Aquaculture Zimbabwe.
3. What Kind Of Feed Is Given To Farmed Fish?
Commercial feed, natural feed from algae, plankton or zoo plankton, natural feed maggots, kitchen sweep offs, fowl run sweep offs.
5. In what forms is Tilapia marketed?
Whole Round, whole gutted, dried, salted, fillet, parts, skins, fat/oil, dismembered, fish meal (by-products for fish feed production), fingerlings and brood stock.
7. Aquaculture production system design?
Our team of experts design tailor made site specific production systems that are efficient, highly productive and sustainable.
9. Water quality testing
We carry out water testing for temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, alkalinity, hardness, ammonia, and nitrites. Depending on the culture system, carbon dioxide, chlorides, and salinity may also be tested.
2. What methods are being used in fish production?
Fish are being produced in ponds, cage systems on land, offshore cages and aquaponics.
4. Is Tilapia Marketable In Zimbabwe or in Southern Africa?
Yes. Tilapia is an internationally traded, high-quality commodity. It is by no means a 'trash fish'. Tilapia compares favorably with hake in the quality of its flesh and lends itself to preparation in many ways. The traditional local market is for small, whole fish of 100g to 300g while high end market if for fillets from fish of 450g to 600g.
6. Feasibility studies?
We carry out assessments for suitability of sites for establishment of fish production systems.
8. Fish production training?
We offer training in all aspects of fish production to individuals, groups and organisations.