Farming tilapia profitably

Low intensity RAS via Aquaculture Production Units is the entry into fish farming. High intensity RAS is for larger scale businesses.

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Industry Experts

William, Donovan, Hugo, Ross and the engineering team have many combined decades of experience in aquaculture and in business development. We're a powerful combination.

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Proven Systems

We use the same systems we sell. We know them backwards, inside and out.

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Farming with fish

Are you in the right place? is aimed at people wanting to become fish farmers. Your minimum outlay is R30k (+ VAT) for an Aquaculture Production Unit which is what you will use to learn how to farm fish.

This is the way we operate. It is our belief that if you want to farm fish, first you need to become a fish farmer. You need to decide that, right here, right now. If you need help, spend R800 on a consultation and come see us for a proper shake down and reality check.

Farming fish is a full time, intensive, commitment to a new career. If you cannot commit the next year and the money needed to learn to this, you’re wasting your time. Without the knowledge of what it is that you are doing, and how to you want to do it, you cannot possibly build a business plan, much less any kind of a business.

Start small. Fail small. Learn large. Training courses once you have 6 months under your belt will be of infinitely more value to someone who has practical hands on learning under the belt, and with an  Aquaculture Production Unit, the basics are simple, there in front of you and waiting for your wet hands learning experience.

The facts are simple. If this was an easy business, a lot more people would be doing it. It is not easy. Precisely because it is not easy means that the opportunity is truly massive, but equally it means there is an exceptionally steep learning curve.

Learning curves are time consuming, frustrating and expensive. Do not attempt this with money you cannot afford to lose, and do not attempt to build a business that makes money from the outset. This is not a get rich quick scheme that is a nice idea you had. You have to learn it first and either you commit to that or you don’t.

In other words

You are investing in making YOU a fish farmer. The skills you will require cannot be learned in a week or a month. They will take you the best part of a year to acquire during which process you will come to answer the questions of what the business of farming fish involves. You will begin with perfecting growing them from small to large and formulate answers to the ‘what now’ questions post growing out your fish.

Our Aquaculture Production Unit (APU) is the perfect tool to get you started. It is a semi intensive RAS system that allows you control over the production process but also offers you the flexibility to change and test. It is a tool that you can use to learn what you need to know before rushing out and spending millions on an aquaculture operation that promptly fails because you have no idea about the intricacies involved!

APUs are great for training centres, they are great to get you started in small scale production up to around 100 tons per annum (which is a pant load of fish). They are scalable, portable and will always be used in your operation no matter how big it gets. An APU can be used for nurseries, spawning, quarantining, purging, conditioning etc.

Master an APU and you can pretty much master anything fish production related.

You can start with your own APU in literally under two hours. This is what it looks like.

Since the 2016 Green City Startup Project, we’ve firmed up relations with UJ, developed our own filter system for the Aquaculture Production Unit that is now a self contained moulded unit, added research, developed production system frameworks and expanded. We have feed coming on stream and the interest continues to pour in. We won the Nedbank 702 Business Accelerator and went to GrowCo in New Orleans in 2018. What a ride it continues to be be!

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