Freshwater aquaculture is a relatively new subject in the agriculture sector and sometimes overlooked. It is a fast growing sector with a lot of growth potential. The practice can be used  to produce fish as a food source (commercial or small scale) or in aquaponics (commercial or small scale) where the fish is only used to fertilise vegetables and to keep the water clean. Aquaculture production can make a great contribution to food security, job creation and towards reducing our carbon footprint. 

Examples of commercial aquaculture can be found here:

Commercial Fish Farming 1

Commercial Fish Farming 2 

 

For PDF documents, presentations and articles on aquaculture click on the links below:

Akwaponika

Biofloc Technology in Aquaculture

Aquaculture Recirculating Systems

Fish and Aquaculture

Scoping Study on the Development and Sustainable Utilisation of Inland Fisheries in South Africa Vol 1

Scoping Study on the Development and Sustainable Utilisation of Inland Fisheries in South Africa Vol 2

Aquaculture success stories in Southern Africa