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Fish Farming

Fish farming is the principal form of aquaculture, while other methods may fall under mariculture. Fish farming involves raising fish commercially in tanks or enclosures, usually for food. A facility that releases juvenile fish into the wild for recreational fishing or to supplement a species' natural numbers is generally referred to as a fish hatchery.

O. mossambicus(Tilapia) has several positive qualities, which makes it a suitable specie for aquaculture.
1. High growth rate (up to 800g in twelve months)
2. High fecundity (females produce about 500 eggs every second week)
3. Adaptable to extreme environmental conditions (water quality and temperature)
4. Ability to utilise plant and animal nutrients for growth
5. Good meat quality (white, soft and with good market acceptance)
6. Versatile taste and texture, facilitating various applications and value added products

Elandskloof Trout Farm - Dullstroom - Mpumalanga

Elandskloof is the oldest trout farm in Mpumalanga situated close to dullstroom, 280km from Johannesburg.

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Let us guide you through the right way to stock your dam or pond to keep the eco system running smoothly from the start.

Giants Cup Hatchery - Underberg

Giants Cup Hatchery specialises in the production of live angling trout. With a breeding programme based on the wild gene pool that has existed in the Umzimkulu headwaters since 1922, the farm rolex replica out up to a million fish per year, and supplies angling fish throughout Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape Southern Drakensberg

Jonkershoek Flyfishing - Stellenbosch

The historical hatchery, which is a National Monument today, is still producing trout every year and is operated by the Aqua-culture Division of the Stellenbosch University.

Lunsklip Fisheries - Badfontein

Lunsklip Fisheries is situated on Waterfall farm in Badfontein, between Machadodorp and Lydenburg in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The company was created 25 years ago and has since rolex replica sale in the production of a wide range of trout products. We are also suppliers of live rainbow and brown trout.

Mountain Trout Lodge - Carolina/Badplaas - Mpumalanga

Mountain Trout Hatchery replica watches uk in the production of live angling trout. The farm hatches up to 150 tons of fish per year.

National Prawn Company - Saudi Arabia

National Prawn Company believes in providing its customers with premium quality, natural shrimp the way nature intended. This means that we produce shrimp, no hormones and no replica watches uk using only eco-friendly, sustainable shrimp farming methods.

Fishing Hatcheries

Pieter Lombard
PO Box 98, WARDEN 9890
Tel.: (058) 913-2924; 082-494-2822

Mr Pierre de Villiers
Gariep Nature Reserve, Gariep Dam, Free State Province
Tel.: (051) 754-0026; 083-236-2924
Fax.: (051) 403-3023

Mr Casper Kruger
Tel.: (012) 259-1231; 083-315-8707
Largemouth Bass (Northern strain): R100/ 100

Charl Hamilton Tel:072 459 7750
Situated in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. Rainbow Trout, Blue and Vlei Kurper are available. Phone for prices.
Dean Impson (082-962-3620) would have information about the Witvis (Labeobarbus andrewi) breeding plan in the Western Cape.

Jerry may be contacted at (031) 782-8085 or 082-664-6324.

Dewdale Trout Fishery (near Franschhoek, Western Cape). Speak to Gareth Hopkins at (021) 876-2755 or 083-481-3675.


For high quality trout and tilapia pellets (38%; 42% and 52% protein) contact WPK AQUA FEEDS in Malmesbury, Western Cape: (022) 482-8000 (Dirk); See their website at
Epol supplies Farmix 38% protein trout pellets in 50kg bags. Contact tel. numbers are (011) 886-0982 and (012) 386-0469.

If you need the professional services of a fish biologist or fish conservation consultant (specializing in indigenous fish conservation), contact Mr Mike Coke (ex Natal Parks Board) at (033) 344-2789 (phone and fax) or

If you need the professional services of an aquaculture consultant (general fish farming and with specialist knowledge of Bass rearing) contact Mr Tom Pike (ex Natal Parks Board) at (033) 330-4368 (phone and fax).
Atlas Sea Farms Saldanha, Tel: 022 714 3473


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