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AQUACULTURE MAKHATHINI RESEARCH STATION. INTRODUCTION AQUACULTURE CAN BE DEFINED AS THE ARTIFICIAL PROPAGATION OF AQUATIC SPECIES e.g. fish.

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1 AQUACULTURE MAKHATHINI RESEARCH STATION

2 INTRODUCTION AQUACULTURE CAN BE DEFINED AS THE ARTIFICIAL PROPAGATION OF AQUATIC SPECIES e.g. fish

3 objectives To provide fingerlings to the small-scale farmers Promotion and demonstration of fish farming Evaluation and implementation of aquaculture systems

4 Fish species Tilapia rendalli

5 Fish species Oreochromis Mossambicus tilapia

6 Fish species Claria Gariepinus ( Catfish )

7 Aquaculture production Systems Earthen pond system integrated with poultry

8 Aquaculture production systems Intensive tank systems

9 Aquaculture production systems Cage system

10 Research projects The effect of aquaculture on water quality used for irrigation Project objectives Determine the impact of water quality changes on fitness – of- use for other uses. To establish the interaction between aquaculture and irrigation activities. To assess the resultant water quality.

11 Catfish production in Cage system datebiomassSDMass gain TempD OFeed 04/02 /04 574Kg /04 / K g mg/ l 773K g Selling price price R10/ KgR4.40 /Kg

12 Research project The use of frozen ram testis for sex reversal on Oreochromis mossambicus Objectives Production of monsex fish – Why ? -Male grow faster than females -Prevent breeding which result in stunted growth.

13 Ornamental fish

14 Conclusion As the world’s population and diseases increases, there is a huge demand for protein. THANK YOU


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