Monday, May 15, 2006

Home operated fish farm can make money!

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I have always been a supporter of small scale aquaculture farms used by family farmers to grow their own fresh fish for personal consumption or for sale. Fish farming can provide additional income to suplement that of an existing agriculture farm or it can be established as a Hobby Type part time business.

Fish farms have been established using ponds or with tank systems constructed in existing builings, greenhouse, garage etc. Some have even been set up in basements. Here's a story about fish operations being successfully set up and ran in the Fort Wayne area to create income.

News Story Snips

The Journal Gazette

FORT WAYNE -- Plenty of country homeowners are looking for ways to make extra cash from their extra acres.

One answer could be to turn a pond or a spare barn into an aquaculture operation. It can take less than $10,000 to start raising fish on a small scale, and the payoff from a side business can add up to $10,000 to $20,000 a year, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service educators say."""

""Aquaculture businesses can be a variety of sizes, which makes the field a good fit for part-time farmers, said Gonzalee Martin, agriculture and natural resources educator at the Purdue University Extension service's Allen County office. Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility in central Indiana spent less than $10,000 to set up an aquaculture operation that raises 5,000 to 10,000 pounds of fish a year, he said.""

Link To Full Story

If you are interested in learning more about Aquaculture I encourage you to check out the free information resources available in the right side bar

Aquaponics Farming is an excellent way to begin growing your own supply of fresh herbs, vegetables and fish year round. A basic simple system can be made at home and consists of a tank of fish connected to one or more growing beds. It can be constructed small enough to fit into a garage, spare room, or kitchen, one or more systems could fit into a shed or home greenhouse. Read more here.

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This post was updated June 27 2012


UnderWater said...

This is a very interesting topic.

I believe that small scale aquaculture or aquaponics is a great way to reduce your grocery bill or even bring in some extra money.

I am currrently running a small aquaponics setup in my basement and it is working very well. Unfortunately, I only have goldfish in the tank since I have not been able to find a source for either tilapia or yellow perch in the area (Winnipeg, MB).

Robert Freeman said...

For some reason I failed to see your comment. If you want to get more information on Tilapia fry supply into Winnipeg let me know. I am be able to help. Thanks and cheers

Anonymous said...

hi,I want to try out the fish farming,and need some basic guidance,i have a big tank and want to try to start off with snappers but i dont know a thing about fish farming my email is if you have any info that can help me I would be thankful

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