The culture of fish and crayfish in purpose built earth ponds and indoor Recirculating Aquaculture Systems technology.

Aquaculture's rapid global growth, existing for millennia, feeding a quarter of the world’s population, is emending wild stock depletion, integrating technology and natural systems helping create a sustainable future for our economy, society and environment.

Aquaculture is simply the aquatic farming of fish, crayfish and other animals and plants that naturally utilise aquatic ecosystems as habitat. Profitable commercial intensive aquaculture enterprises must be established correctly from the very beginning planning stages. Whether generating produce from earth-based purpose built aquaculture ponds where an entire artificially induced ecosystem plays a role in production, or operating with indoor recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) where complete dependence relies upon sophisticated filtration equipment and operational techniques – aquaculture can be a profitable and rewarding endeavour. One underlying predominant prerequisite determines aquaculture’s prosperity – providing a stress-free and healthy growing environment.

Silver Perch
Yabby yabbie yab

Three prominent freshwater aquaculture products farmed in Australia are the distinguished Murray cod, the increasingly popular Silver perch and the truly versatile Yabby. Further information on each of these native species is available from the following links.

Freshwater Aquaculture Production Methods

Species selection is intrinsically correlated with production method. Murray cod, being a territorial carnivore, requires to be commercially grown in specific stocking densities within either indoor recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) or pond culture cages. Silver perch are omnivores and yabbies are detrivores, and hence are best produced in purpose built earth ponds.