Six years after taking up aquaculture Yatendra Kashyap is one of the leading fish farmers in Bihar, with an annual production of around 65 tonnes of carp, generating a turnover of around 9 million rupees (US $120,411).
Kenya-based insect farmer, aquaculture consultant and entrepreneur Proscovia Alando aims to establish the largest fish farming operation in East Africa, in a bid to improve prospects of the region’s women and youth in particular.
Part I of this series covered the ornamental aquaculture industry and how to get a successful business started. This second instalment offers insights into the types of businesses and discusses options for the varieties of fish to produce.
“Rabbitfish have amazing potential for small-scale sustainable aquaculture across the tropics: they are easy to grow have high local demand and they are herbivorous and feed on a variety of freely-available feeds.”
Ching Fui Fui is an associate professor at the University Malaysia in Sabah. She runs the university fish hatchery and works at the Borneo Marine Research institute, a centre of excellence working on conservation and sustainable development of marine resources…
Dr Megan Davis of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) has spent over four decades growing queen conch, a species in steady decline. Her work holds promise as a way of safeguarding the species through community-based solutions.
Donnie Bunting started out in the dairy industry but decided to farm tilapia to stay ahead of the curve. Now, his family-owned business has expanded and produces tilapia, redclaw crayfish and Malayan prawns.