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Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by maxipharo(m): 12:38am On Mar 30, 2018
if you are thinking about starting fish farming as an agribusiness, you need to consider some important factors that may affect the success and profitability of the fish farming business. When siting a fish farm, the following are among the major considerations one should take into account:

Availability of suitable land with a reliable source of water and good climatic history e.g. land with no history of flood.
Accessibility to the Site for the supply of inputs and for taking the product to the market. Accessibility and distances from one’s sources of inputs as well as to the market affect transporting costs. Being close to the market and sources of supply reduces one's transport costs and can make a difference on profit margins.
Market availability and accessibility. If one is retailing directly from the farm, for example, it is much better to have the farm located as close to the market as possible. If, on the other hand, one intends to do bulk sales once in a while, then the farm can be further away from the market as you would be transporting and delivering large amounts to one destination probably once a week or month. Also, bear in mind that fish is a highly perishable commodity when fresh. If one is to supply fresh fish and does not have facilities for live transportation or holding fish alive, invest in this equipment. If the market requires smoked products, the farm would take into account easy access to the correct type of firewood and ability to process and smoke large amounts of fish in that environment.
Other land uses in the vicinity. All fish farmers should take note of what sort of activities going on in their surroundings because of their potential impact on your production and product quality. Care should especially be given to activities that are likely to affect the quality and volume of water to the farm. For example, it is not recommended to site a fish farm where the effluent from factories enters your water source, as most probably the effluent is likely to have a negative effect on the quality of water for fish production.
Utilities. Does the production technology you intend to adopt (e.g.for storage of fish) require that you need power? If it does, then the farm should be in a location easily accessible to power.
. Roads and other Transport Networks. These influence accessibility and costs of getting to the farm.
Social Aspects. For example, it would not be wise to set-up a commercial smokery in the middle of a residential area as your neighbors might complain.

http://www.agricincome.com/fish-farming-2/

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Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by matgold(m): 9:53am On Mar 30, 2018
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Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by aleeyus(m): 9:53am On Mar 30, 2018
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Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by Cuteamigo1(m): 9:53am On Mar 30, 2018
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Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by olowobaba10: 9:57am On Mar 30, 2018
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Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by bellazz(m): 9:59am On Mar 30, 2018
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Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by Nobody: 10:06am On Mar 30, 2018
Aside from catfish are there any other type of fish that is easy to breed.
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by Guide777(m): 10:13am On Mar 30, 2018
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Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by ayatt(m): 10:19am On Mar 30, 2018
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Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by HouseOfWine: 10:38am On Mar 30, 2018
grin

Currently constructing mine

Nice one Op.. Let me just add my 1kobo

Availability (quantity) and high quality of water are the most important aspect of Aquaculture

Considering flooded area, its still not a major issue just that U might have to spend more in maintaining the dykes/embankment especially during the rainy season, make sure U call consults professional Aquaculturist and probably Civil engineers but if U can get a non flooded plain then thats awesome


Easy accessibility to supply of inputs is a no brainer but if your farm is like 10 miles to the supply it still aint a problem just make sure U can get a reliable form of transportation, also there are a lot of agro alliedstores ready to transport to U but it still comes at a cost or better yet get your feed mill with aid of experienced professionals of course

All in all Catfish business is very profitable considering U hatch the frys yourself or buy quality juveniles from a trusted source (this part cant be stressed enough)

Also the best form to raise them to table size is earthen pond

Catfish farming also has a long value chain for instance,
If all U want to do is hatch and grow to fingerlings and juveniles, U will still get market

If all U wan To to do is smoke melange or table sized fishes, market dey!

Want formulate your own feed and sell, e still dey and so much more

Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by Sirventor01(m): 10:48am On Mar 30, 2018
Am seriously thinking about going into this business but am thinking as a Corp member is it advisable considering the fact that it cost so much money to maintain
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by kanubiafra: 10:49am On Mar 30, 2018
HouseOfWine:
grin
ARE THOSE FISHES OR SNAKES?
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by Deo1986(m): 11:11am On Mar 30, 2018
That's the business I intend to go into.
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by Deo1986(m): 11:14am On Mar 30, 2018
HouseOfWine:
grin

Currently constructing mine

Nice one Op.. Let me just add my 1kobo

Availability (quantity) and high quality of water are the most important aspect of Aquaculture

Considering flooded area, its still not a major issue just that U might have to spend more in maintaining the dykes/embankment especially during the rainy season, make sure U call consults professional Aquaculturist and probably Civil engineers but if U can get a non flooded plain then thats awesome


Easy accessibility to supply of inputs is a no brainer but if your farm is like 10 miles to the supply it still aint a problem just make sure U can get a reliable form of transportation, also there are a lot of agro alliedstores ready to transport to U but it still comes at a cost or better yet get your feed mill with aid of experienced professionals of course

All in all Catfish business is very profitable considering U hatch the frys yourself or buy quality juveniles from a trusted source (this part cant be stressed enough)

Also the best form to raise them to table size is earthen pond

Catfish farming also has a long value chain for instance,
If all U want to do is hatch and grow to fingerlings and juveniles, U will still get market

If all U wan To to do is smoke melange or table sized fishes, market dey!

Want formulate your own feed and sell, e still dey and so much more

OP, I want to be producing my own feed how can I learn?
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by brightnelly(f): 11:25am On Mar 30, 2018
Nice cool
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by greggng: 11:29am On Mar 30, 2018
HouseOfWine:
grin

Currently constructing mine

Nice one Op.. Let me just add my 1kobo

Availability (quantity) and high quality of water are the most important aspect of Aquaculture

Considering flooded area, its still not a major issue just that U might have to spend more in maintaining the dykes/embankment especially during the rainy season, make sure U call consults professional Aquaculturist and probably Civil engineers but if U can get a non flooded plain then thats awesome


Easy accessibility to supply of inputs is a no brainer but if your farm is like 10 miles to the supply it still aint a problem just make sure U can get a reliable form of transportation, also there are a lot of agro alliedstores ready to transport to U but it still comes at a cost or better yet get your feed mill with aid of experienced professionals of course

All in all Catfish business is very profitable considering U hatch the frys yourself or buy quality juveniles from a trusted source (this part cant be stressed enough)

Also the best form to raise them to table size is earthen pond

Catfish farming also has a long value chain for instance,
If all U want to do is hatch and grow to fingerlings and juveniles, U will still get market

If all U wan To to do is smoke melange or table sized fishes, market dey!

Want formulate your own feed and sell, e still dey and so much more
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This pond ressemnles a pond I do inspect at Ile iwe area of Lagos. I am one of the npower beneficiaries assigned to that area. Ouster farm
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by Dootty(m): 11:37am On Mar 30, 2018
There's more to producing you own feed than just getting a good formulation.
First you have to sure of the quality of the feed ingredients you are buying before
compounding your feed. Then you must make provision for vitamin and mineral
premix as well as antioxidants to improve your feed nutrients value and shelf life.
Finally storage of the feed is important, must be stored in moist environment and
it's should be well aerated to avoid molds growing on them.
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by HouseOfWine: 12:03pm On Mar 30, 2018
Deo1986:
OP, I want to be producing my own feed how can I learn?

Lol am not Op oh

However if U want to produce, firstly U must know what ratio of nutrients constitute a balance diet for the fish

After that U can produce in so many ways from the very local way of boiling the maize contents and protein substitutes and moulding The finished product like same way U did do beans cake

Or getting a small pelletsizer and boiling and mixing all products then passing it through the pelletsizer with different mouth for different feed size

Or the commercial method, whereby U did need these 3 different machines which are Grinder, mixer and pelletsizer

I just gave U a summary of what feed production entails, to learn more pls attend a seminar, read extensively online or call smone to come teach U

The pic is example of method 2

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Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by hemsquare(m): 12:20pm On Mar 30, 2018
Please what could be the start up capital ? I already have a land I intended to use for fish farming !
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by Omooba224: 12:28pm On Mar 30, 2018
The difference between a rich man and a comfortable man is that the former is an investor or businessman while the latter is a salary earner.. How I wish people can snap out of their slumber.. Though, me too I'm still trying to raise money to start farming business sha.. I just hope something good surfaces...

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Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by Nobody: 12:28pm On Mar 30, 2018
is catfish the only fish that can be bred?
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by maxipharo(m): 12:38pm On Mar 30, 2018
Nice one...
HouseOfWine:
grin

Currently constructing mine

Nice one Op.. Let me just add my 1kobo

Availability (quantity) and high quality of water are the most important aspect of Aquaculture

Considering flooded area, its still not a major issue just that U might have to spend more in maintaining the dykes/embankment especially during the rainy season, make sure U call consults professional Aquaculturist and probably Civil engineers but if U can get a non flooded plain then thats awesome


Easy accessibility to supply of inputs is a no brainer but if your farm is like 10 miles to the supply it still aint a problem just make sure U can get a reliable form of transportation, also there are a lot of agro alliedstores ready to transport to U but it still comes at a cost or better yet get your feed mill with aid of experienced professionals of course

All in all Catfish business is very profitable considering U hatch the frys yourself or buy quality juveniles from a trusted source (this part cant be stressed enough)

Also the best form to raise them to table size is earthen pond

Catfish farming also has a long value chain for instance,
If all U want to do is hatch and grow to fingerlings and juveniles, U will still get market

If all U wan To to do is smoke melange or table sized fishes, market dey!

Want formulate your own feed and sell, e still dey and so much more

Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by maxipharo(m): 12:39pm On Mar 30, 2018
chidichuddo:
is catfish the only fish that can be bred?
No.. Taliapa also do well
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by maxipharo(m): 12:43pm On Mar 30, 2018
hemsquare:
Please what could be the start up capital ? I already have a land I intended to use for fish farming !
The start up capital depends on the type of scale you want to start with
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by Deo1986(m): 12:49pm On Mar 30, 2018
HouseOfWine:


Lol am not Op oh

However if U want to produce, firstly U must know what ratio of nutrients constitute a balance diet for the fish

After that U can produce in so many ways from the very local way of boiling the maize contents and protein substitutes and moulding The finished product like same way U did do beans cake

Or getting a small pelletsizer and boiling and mixing all products then passing it through the pelletsizer with different mouth for different feed size

Or the commercial method, whereby U did need these 3 different machines which are Grinder, mixer and pelletsizer

I just gave U a summary of what feed production entails, to learn more pls attend a seminar, read extensively online or call smone to come teach U

The pic is example of method 2
so sorry for mistaking you for the op. Thank you Very much for the info.
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by Nobody: 3:20pm On Mar 30, 2018
maxipharo:
No.. Taliapa also do well
sardines nko? mackerel?
is it possible to breed them?
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by HouseOfWine: 6:48pm On Mar 30, 2018
chidichuddo:


sardines nko? mackerel?

is it possible to breed them?

The ones U mentioned cant be reared in fresh water body only in saltwater like ocean, hence one of the main reasons its 100% imported in Naija, we dont have the facility to engage in such deep water fishing.
Re: Things To Note When Siting A Fish Farm by DOVpet(m): 11:28pm On Mar 30, 2018
I really Love Fish farming but I intended to start with very small scale that can be done in my house. Tilapia shaa oo

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