Stacking (production optimisation)

Inside your tunnel you will need multiple APUs. Aquaculture Production Units are specifically designed for exactly this purpose and the production process typically utilises 15  x 10kl production systems on a 30 day production/movement cycle. By stocking the ponds to almost near capacity all the time it means that the capital investment in the ponds is being used optimally. We call it ‘sweating your assets’.

In other words by adding multiple APUs the sum of production is greater than that of the individual parts.

This is achieved by using production in a staggered and rotational process. Fish spend 30 days in each stage of the process (if you do the maths you will realise that the time taken doesn’t matter as long as the final growth size of the fish is attained in the final production pond cycle). Using niloticus all male from 5g to 20g fingerlings to begin with you can aim at whatever your final target weight is – and once you have been on our training on your own system you will know where and how to identify this. This does reflect the optimum production and it would be unrealistic to assume you can attain this on your first run. But every 30 days the cycles will improve and rapidly you will start to hit your numbers.

Stacking also allows you to ramp up production far faster and more reliably as you are able to slowly increase your densities on each rotation, namely every 30 days. It is a powerful way to produce tilapia rapidly.