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This is a place we can share and help each other in our new industry.  If you have already established yourself in the industry or are looking to this group is for you.

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New IBC Grow Out Tanks

Started by Phil Slaton Mar 30, 2015. 0 Replies

The barrels in the back of the 6-IBC grow out tanks are 2-media filters, 1 lava rock filter and on the extreme left, the sump.The large 1,000 tanks in the back are not currently in use.Continue

Aquaponics start-up. Still undergoing business plan - In SPAIN - Help need it (please)

Started by Atreyu M. Last reply by William B Lunche Dec 16, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello every body. I am seriously researching in order to create a AQ start-up. Hope to develop a feasible business plan. It looks like no one has tried AQ in Spain al though it is a perfect country…Continue

One on One advice

Started by William Kohut. Last reply by William Kohut Jul 30, 2014. 2 Replies

I would to talk to someone who started their business One on one hopefully. Either through email , skype or if local enough meet with them. As I have a bunch of questions of what you went through to…Continue

Pricing

Started by William Kohut. Last reply by Phil Slaton Jun 20, 2014. 7 Replies

As i am writing my business plan. I am trying to work on prices for catfish and minnows, How do you people work on your pricing ?Continue

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Comment by Daniel E Murphy on December 22, 2010 at 11:53am

I want my farm to be somewhat diverse and not try to focus on one fish species.  I do plan on doing some research to determine what fish would bring the best price in the region I am in.  My point was that even if Tilapia is already prolific in the world market the local aqauponic market may still sell theirs at a higher price because of the quality and environmental reasons.  The more folks associate aquaponics with environmentally friendliness then I think we begin to see more value in the produce and fish.

 

Aquaponics should be able to directly compete with the large farms and win due to it's built in cost savings.

 

So an aquaponic farm may offer the same tilapia in El Salvador for $1.50/lb but for the local El Salvador aquaponic farm it was cheaper to produce and get to market.  They should be able to lower the price and capture more market.  Am I nuts?

Comment by Daniel E Murphy on December 22, 2010 at 10:00am

I am hoping the word "local" and the word "aquaponic" will affect the buying decisions of the consumers more and more.   I think being able to offer local fresh tilapia vs frozen from walmart or sams club should command a different price.  I would be willing to pay a little more for the local\fresh\organic.  What do you think? 

 

I know my choice but I am biased :P

Comment by Sahib Punjabi on December 22, 2010 at 8:32am

I just saw this at our local Sam's Club...6lb Frozen Whole Black Tilapias packet for $11.98. Yes it is from China. That is less than $2.00 per pound!

 

Please do keep this in mind if you are considering using Tilapia as your fish of choice in any Aquaponic Commercial Business venture (even if American Grown). I would suggest that you consider other fish such as
Catfish, Trout, Perch or even some of the other "Niche" fish such as
Barramundi.

 

Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on December 15, 2010 at 2:37pm

Thanks for getting this started, Daniel!

 

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