Poaching has plagued South Africa’s abalone to the point of decimation. Aquaculture is putting the shellfish back in the water, and back on menus.
An assessment for aquaculture development in South Africa identified nine freshwater areas and eight marine areas, representing all nine provinces. These areas will be studied to provide guidance for government to enable responsible, integrated and streamlined decision-making.
South Africa’s marine fish farming industry burned many investors, but the operational experiences aided productivity in intensive aquaculture systems, especially land-based RAS. The time to invest is now.