Aquaculture in South Africa is emerging as one of the most promising methods of ensuring national food security going forward.
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Although the spotlight is often deservingly on Tilapia farming, Catfish farming offers aquaculture a solution even more technically and economically attractive.
With population growth increasing, food stocks running low and land availability for agriculture and grazing depleting, aquaculture has become a vital source of food production.
This new, highly ergonomic water quality testing system is designed and manufactured in South Africa, market ready in August 2018. It is by far the most economical way to measure key parameters in water quality monitoring and highly suited to applications in aquaculture.
pH meters play an important role in maintaining water quality, whether it be in aquaculture, hydroponics or simply for drinking purposes.
pH refers to how acidic or basic water is, with levels ranging from 0-14 where 7 is neutral. Water that measures above 7 indicated that the water is more alkaline.
Water that measures below 7 will indicate that it is in fact acidic.
Here’s sincerely thanking customers for loyal support in 2017 – and a friendly reminder to send in equipment for repair and service as early as possible!
We don’t need an old Chinese proverb to tell us:
“Reworks cost ten times more than one time good work with adjusted instrument!"
Global seafood (fish, shellfish, seaweeds and crustaceans from freshwater and the sea) consumption continues to rise despite wild harvests having peaked at around 90 million tons p.a. in the early 1990’s.
The gap between the stagnant wild supply and growing demand is being made up by the farming of fish and other organisms in a process known as aquaculture. This industry continues to grow at a steady rate with the output topping 106 million tons produced in 2015.
Despite a quiet economy, Allen Associates will remember 2016 as a year of significant environmental and surveying equipment progress.
The year saw installation and planning for several aquaculture projects in South Africa, utilising Allen’s cutting-edge VitalTemp and CIAC monitoring and control systems.
Furthermore, 2016 brought a veritable hangar-full of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) Drone Mapping and Aerial Surveying solutions to the Allen’s product categories for the benefit of clientele.
C&C Technologies’ alignment with Oceaneering International Inc. consolidated deep-water applications amongst the range of hydrographic solutions offered via Allen Associates.
Recently, AquaVentures acquired the professional services of ichthyology professional, Simon Daniel, M.Sc.
Simon received his B.Sc. (Zoology) from the University of Cape Town and after B.Sc. Honors at Rhodes University (Ichthyology and Fisheries Science), his M.Sc. followed in 2002. A seasoned consultant with aqua and agri-project management experience across the continent he brings a wealth of expertise to AquaVentures, franchisor for AquaCentres aquaculture and aquaponics farms.
The world’s appetite for fish is ever-growing. As the demand increases, so does the urgency to find viable solutions to meet such demands.
Over the years, aquaculture, otherwise known as fish farming, has rapidly developed in order to meet global fish demands which the oceans can no longer sustain.
We bring to Africa CIAC, the modular, industrial-quality, automated aquaculture and aquaponics system.
CIAC uniquely places decades of research and development within the reach of communities and entrepreneurs recognizing the rich economic and welfare potential of inland fish farming.
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