Farming Tilapia

THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF PRODUCING FISH.

 

Currently the only fish specie in production is the Three Spot Tilapia.

 

1.

The female gathers the eggs in her mouth. The eggs are then removed to induce further spawning.

2.

The eggs are hatched in incubators and grown to fry.

3.

From the incubators and glass tanks the small fry are moved to fry tanks, where they will grow for 6 to 8 weeks before being moved into bigger tanks.

4.

​The fry are moved to bigger fingerling tanks, where they spend another 4 to 6 weeks until they are about 3 months old or around 15g in weight.

5.

After 3 months they are moved to the bigger growout tanks until they reach harvest size, which is 280g to 350g.

6.

We also move fish to the expansion project in half hectare earth ponds where they grow to the desired size before harvesting.

7.

Once the fish reached the desired weight, they get harvested

8.

The growth period of the fish is about 12 months before they can be harvested.  The processing of the fish includes removing of the visceral organs, gills and scales of the fish.

The fish are then reweighed and assigned according to size where it is then packaged and vacuum-sealed. A price is then assigned to the package and it is frozen.

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