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AQUACULTURE MAKHATHINI RESEARCH STATION
INTRODUCTION AQUACULTURE CAN BE DEFINED AS THE ARTIFICIAL PROPAGATION OF AQUATIC SPECIES e.g. fish
objectives To provide fingerlings to the small-scale farmers Promotion and demonstration of fish farming Evaluation and implementation of aquaculture systems
Fish species Tilapia rendalli
Fish species Oreochromis Mossambicus tilapia
Fish species Claria Gariepinus ( Catfish )
Aquaculture production Systems Earthen pond system integrated with poultry
Aquaculture production systems Intensive tank systems
Aquaculture production systems Cage system
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.
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
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.
Conclusion As the world’s population and diseases increases, there is a huge demand for protein. THANK YOU