Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic animals
and plants for human consumption, is reputed
to have a
history in China and is thought to have
been practiced for nearly as long in other
parts of the world.
today, aquaculture is considered to be
a new, experimental branch of animal husbandry
which is fraught with unforeseen and sometimes
controversy revolves around the use of
"floating cage" farming with
its built-in pollution problems. These
inherent problems arise when feces and
uneaten food fall through the cages to
form a potentially toxic, bacteria-laden
layer on the ocean floor. When this build-up
is disturbed by storms or currents it
is carried into the oceans and subsequently
backs up into the cages where it contaminates
both water and fish.
Australian firm, Aquaculture Systems
Pty Ltd., has, however, designed a
modular, tank-type of aquaculture which
eliminates pollution and has minimal environmental
impact. This tried and tested aquaculture
concept results in top quality produce
which can be size-controlled and is in
high demand in international markets.
Systems' tank-based fish farms in
Australia are leaders in this state-of-the-art
type of aquaculture industry. Their integrated
systems, arranged in award-winning, modular
format, are available for use as a single
tank (for hobby, research and education
purposes) or as a full-scale commercial
enterprise of multiple modules.
to advances in recirculation technology,
today's aquaculture does not require large
tracts of land, water or money to get
started. Farmers can start small and add
tanks when they so choose. In this environmentally-friendly
method of farming all waste is backwashed
for irrigation and fertilization and no
chemicals, antibiotics or growth hormones
are used in the procedure.
Systems Pty Ltd., which utilizes small,
isolated re-circulating tanks, allows
the farmer complete control over the growing
environment while eliminating predators
and vulnerability to the caprices of the
enclosed, monitored environment allows
Aquaculture Systems farms to supply
premium (live or dead) fish to wholesalers,
restaurants, exporters, private individuals
and firms in all seasons.
firm-fleshed stock is "finished"
in salt water tanks for seven days to
purge the stomach and improve both flavour
and colour. A new, non-toxic "Freeze
Treatment" has also been developed
which improves the defrosting process
of some fish.
Systems Pty Ltd. has designed minimal
maintenance equipment which is self-contained,
inexpensive and easy to use.
five years of perfecting this unique farming
method, Aquaculture Systems Pty Ltd.
is now offering International franchise
packages and no aquaculture or computer
experience is necessary.
Systems Pty Ltd. provides assistance
in obtaining permits, site inspections,
economic and market analysis, farm design,
equipment supply and installation, a complete
site specific business plan and management
manual and back-up consultancy support.
is a natural progression in the process
of providing protein-rich food to an ever-expanding,
global population. Because it requires
only one kg of grain to produce 1kg of
fish, aquaculture is the most efficient
form of protein production. In turn the
Aquaculture Systems Pty Ltd. tank
method is recognized as a highly efficient
form of aquaculture farming.
Systems encourages you to plan today
for a secure tomorrow for yourself and
the world with a financially proven, ecologically
viable franchise built on the common need