We are the first farm in Suriname that can successfully breed and cross breed. This is a fundamental strength of our company. This allows us to restock our ponds with ease. But the most importantly we are able to ensure consistency.
After the breeding process the fry is then placed in a series of fingerling ponds where the fish is grown to about 30grams. In these ponds the quality of the fish is closely monitored to reduce mortalities. Dissolved oxygen, temperature and water quality are checked daily and water is refreshed when needed.
We plan to have 13 growing ponds operational by the end of 2016. Each growing pond is 1 hectare large, and are equipped with mechanical aeration equipment to ensure dissolved oxygen levels are kept at optimal levels.
Benefits of aquaculture
- the increased production of food for human consumption;
the opening of commercially viable business opportunities;
the creation of employment, especially in rural areas;
increased national exports; and
the substitution of imports by local production.
Other benefits from aquaculture include improved quality and a more regular supply of fish products to consumers, with continuity from processing to retailing.