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A manual for rural freshwater aquaculture
Expanded Title:In 2004, the Rural Fisheries Programme of the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science, Rhodes University completed a project on behalf of the Water Research Commission (WRC) to assess the contributions of rural aquaculture to livelihoods. It became apparent that although the current contributions were low, the potential was significant. To exploit this potential, Project K5/1580//4 was targeted solicited by the WRC in 2005 and is co-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). This project was formulated to address a number of issues, such as developing provincial aquaculture strategic plans, revitalizing state hatcheries, training of extension officers and the development of a manual to complement the training. An inclusive process to develop an aquaculture training manual for extension officers was followed. The provincial Departments of Agriculture made inputs on the content and structure of the manual and drafts were then sent to DAFF and other stakeholders for review and comments. It is envisaged that this manual will continue to be modified and reviewed as aquaculture in South Africa grows in order to reflect the needs of the extension officers over time. The manual is not only intended for the training of extension officers, but is also resource material to be used in the field when interacting with farmers. The manual consists of 13 chapters with information and supportive illustrations on introduction to aquaculture; fish biology; aquaculture species; types of fish-farm: ponds, cages and tank systems; water quality; production and shipping; feeds and feeding; harvesting; fish health and diseases; fish husbandry; cage culture; increasing production; and business and financial planning.
Date Published:01/07/2010
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Agricultural Water - Aquaculture, Ecosystem - Biodiversity protection, Ecosystem - Invertebrates
Document Keywords:Policy and regulation, Guidelines, Education, Environment, Surface Water
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:TT 463-P-10
ISBN No:978-1-77005-992-4
ISBN Set No:978-1-4312-0000-9
Project Leader:Rhodes University
Project No:K5/1580//4
Originator:WRC
Organizations:Rural Fisheries Programme; Rhodes University - Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science; Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Document Size:3 186 KB
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