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  • info@lapieus.co.za
  • 137 Geelslang Road, Roodeplaat
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Training

Training

La Pieus Aqua has partnered with Aquaculture Innovations, the most elite Industry training institution in South Africa in presenting training courses at my facility in Pretoria on Commercial Aquaculture and Commercial Aquaponics. Please see registration forms below.

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Services

Services

Apart from the normal day to day farming I also do the below services. Firstly we do a Farming showcase every 6-8 weeks, this is a formal dinner with a four course meal made with only my fish and produce from my tunnels.  Furthermore I do guided tours over weekends and by appointment only to the public and interesting hobbyist or for the more serious farmer.  Training in Aquaculture and Aquaponic`s are done by Aquaculture Innovations on a constant basis here at my facility. Please read through each individual service and respond accordingly.  We are also busy with a online shop and that will be in operation from June this year. MY TEAM AND I PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES AQUAPONIC PRODUCTS FRESH FISH PRODUCTS HOBBYIST ONE-STOP SHOP MODULAR AQUAPONIC SYSTEMS SYSTEM LAYOUT AND DESIGNS FEASABILITY STUDIES TRAINING COURSES MENTORSHIP PROGRAM INTERNSHIP FOR STUDENTS

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Training & Tours

Training & Tours

Apart from the normal day to day farming I also do the below services. Firstly we do a Farming showcase every 6-8 weeks, this is a formal dinner with a four course meal made with only my fish and produce from my tunnels.  Furthermore I do guided tours over weekends and by appointment only to the public and interesting hobbyist or for the more serious farmer.  Training in Aquaculture and Aquaponic`s are done by Aquaculture Innovations on a constant basis here at my facility. Please read through each individual service and respond accordingly.  We are also busy with a online shop and that will be in operation from June this year.

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About Us

About Us

Good day, My Name is Rikalize Reinecke, and I am 16 years old. I am the owner of this lovely Aquaculture and Aquaponics Farm in South Africa just outside Pretoria. I have started this Farm in Jan 2014, when I was 12 years old. After watching the movie Dolphin Tale, I was so inspired that I just wanted to start with my own fish farm. My dad said I could only do it once I was qualified. I went on a Aquaculture Farming Management course in Grahams Town by Aquaculture Innovations. After completing the training course my dad said he will help me build a small farm. I started with 1000 fish in Jan 2014. My Farm now consists of four facilities. A Hatchery-quarantine facility, Aquaponic and grow out Facility, and DAPS facility and a pure Aquaculture facility –Alpha System that works in symbioses with each other. I mainly Farm with Tilapia (Oreochromis Mozambique's) and currently have round about 35500 fish in my system. Since July 2018 I also do Catfish hatching and grow out. My fish production for 2017 was 6.1 tons of Tilapia.. On the Aquaponic side, the Aquaponic facility has a 450 square meter footprint. The Aquaponic Facility is mainly an extension of the biological filter as my stocking densities grew to such an extent that the installed basic bio filter could not handle the intense density, The need to install more bio filter surface area inspired me to do Aquaponics instead of installing fixed bio filters. In my two Greenhouse tunnels my team and I plant 22 different species of plants. I do make use of 4 different aquaponic techniques. E.g. NFT-nutrient film technique, aggregate or flood and drain, Vertical trickling, and DWC-deep water culture. I have produced 2.86 tons of produce from these tunnels last year (2017) although they were not yet…

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Aquaculture

Aquaculture

COMMERCIAL AQUACULTURE FARMS The Purpose of Aquaculture farming is supporting food security, poverty alleviation and sustainable management of aquatic resources. Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms in both coastal and inland areas involving interventions in the rearing process to enhance production. It is the fastest growing food-producing sector and now accounts for 50 percent of the world’s fish that is used for food. As per FAO: 50% of the fist we today come from Aquaculture. 17% of global population’s intake of animal protein comes from Fish. Out of 141 million tons of fish consumed in 2013, over 70 million tons were farmed. We will require an additional 50 million tons of fish to feed the world population by 2030. Additional fish production has to come from Aquaculture as capture fisheries production is static. Fisheries and aquaculture remain important sources of food, nutrition, income and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people around the world. World per capita fish supply reached a new record high, thanks to vigorous growth in aquaculture, which now provides half of all fish for human consumption, and to a slight improvement in the state of certain fish stocks due to improved fisheries management. Fish continues to be one of the most-traded food commodities worldwide with more than half of fish exports by value originating in developing countries. Recent reports by high-level experts, international organizations, industry and civil society representatives all highlight the tremendous potential of the oceans and inland waters now, and even more so in the future, to contribute significantly to food security and adequate nutrition for a global population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. La Pieus Aqua – Your Aquaculture Technology and Service Partner Often new farmers think this is easy and don’t tackle one issue at a time, not realizing…

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