Raising fish in cages is a successful system used in many parts of the world. It has replaced the traditional fish-growing method of earth ponds. Its advantages are well recognized and it is widely spread all over the globe. The first and most important advantage is the unlimited amount of water surrounding the cages. This unlimited water supply provides vast amounts of oxygen and running water which is necessary for productive fish farming. Secondly, the financial investment in such a system is much lower. This system of cages is simpler in daily operation in comparison to any other commonly used method of growing fish.


We operate an aquaponic farm raising fish, and have been teaching people how to do this for the past few years now. The biggest barrier we’ve seen people deal with is often the difficulty and/or cost in procuring baby tilapia (or any fish!) to start their aquaponics system with. We regularly hear of people who’ve built our backyard “Micro System” then had to drive a long distance to buy a bucket of two hundred 1-inch long baby tilapia. With aquaponics gaining in popularity every day, this is a huge market for the prospective hatchery operator that has just barely been tapped


we supply fish feeds that are very important to modern commercial aquaculture, providing the balanced nutrition needed by farmed fish. The feeds, in the form of granules or pellets, provide the nutrition in a stable and concentrated form, enabling the fish to feed efficiently and grow to their full potential.


However, With the current fish deficit the country is facing, S-Hoint Ltd has taken several steps to support and accelerate aquaculture development training programmes. The measures which are directed at fish farmers in general include:

  • The provision of free extension services.
  • Training in fish farming techniques
  • Local and foreign study tours for fish farmers and staff.
  • Training of youth to construct tanks so as to reduce the cost of pond construction.
  • Strengthening the organizational capacity of fish farmers' associations through training in bookkeeping, group dynamics and the preparation of business plans.
  • Fingerling production for sale to fish farmers.
  • Prohibition of farmed fish imports except with a permit from the Ministry of Fisheries to ensure there is a good price for aquaculture products in the country.

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