Coral Trout Aquaculture Example
Our aquaculture example documents
the process of developing a commercial recirculating aquaculture and aquafarming
operation. The example outlines the importance for vertical integration of broodstock,
hatchery, nursery and growout.
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Our example is a hypothetical
aquaculture development of a recirculating fish farm in the Seychelles Islands
Just to confirm what we spoke about yesterday. My feeling was that you had concerns
about consultants costs and POD System application.
We have broken it down for you to help assist with you plans over the following
15 pages so please read through this first page summary and then proceed
at the bottom
let me give you a design overlay. The POD RAS uses 50,000 litre culture tanks
which achieve 180 kg per cubic meter as a final density.
tonne of fish per tank per yer)
the POD RAS the best in the world for commercial density and cost of production
POD RAS is a modular design which can be used in a warehouse in any CBD or farm
location. This design was initially built for operation in Singapore with up
to 100 POD culture tanks.
tonnes per year)
Cost $15 million AUD)
POD Aquafarming RAS is very cost effective and utilises the most efficient passive
filtration systems and designs.
RAS can be used with header and catchment systems to reduce power consumption
and labour cost.
POD RAS uses one pump per 20 culture tanks and leads the way in design technology
world wide. (we think)
POD RAS can be easily vertically integrated with hatchery and nursery facilities
to increase continuity of product and output.
Joe,, as you mentioned, a site analysis is most important and needs to be complimented
with production details to complete a commercial site analysis.
can do site analysis with these thoughts in mind. We leave the design fairly
flexible to allow for construction area limitations, available labour and species
factors. We have found that with overseas work it is usually better to take
more time than not. Just to be sure. And, as mentioned on the phone, 3 weeks
should be sufficient for site evaluation.
would then be able to prepare a detailed report (SEV) covering your information
requests and provide a feasibility assessment and any recommendations toward
a positive outcome all of which is based on known culture species, breeding
and hatchery limitations and or, specific biological requirements. All culture
production information refers to the growout potential of the species relative
to the load capacity of the POD fish culture system.
Incidentally, there is no secret to RAS or Pond culture and certainly not for
the POD system. For any aquaculture ventures and systems to be profitable, certain
durable factors must be built into the design and production protocol. The POD
system achieves the requirements with very high efficiencies in comparison to
existing systems. POD culture has built-in longevity and other discrete factors
to allow maximum production for the least amount of energy and labour input.
But the most
important aspect of the POD RAS is that it already has a production protocol
for achieving consistent commercial outcomes.
For freshwater, the POD system easily adds hydroponics. POD systems can use
aquatic weeds or add a commercial plant crop to provide nutrient take-up however,
commercial plant crops do require specialised monitoring, staff and facilities
where as aquatic weeds are simply composted. All such factors are commercially
analyzed as part of the SEV.
The POD culture system can easily accommodate hydroponics technology in its
passive nutrient stripping raceway system.
For saltwater, other nutrient stripping methods can and are used depending on
The POD RAS construction materials remains variable to suit location and species
requirements but we normally construct our systems using plastic, fibreglass
For the above initial site analysis and evaluation there is a charge fee of
$6,500 AUD which is to be paid prior to engaging in travel arrangements. All
travel and accommodation costs are not included in the SEV fee.
you Joe for offering that in our phone conversation. That was most kind of you.
Most of aquafarmer's
work is confidential, however we would be willing to provide one completed 155
page assignment document for visual perusal only, at a face to face meeting.
It is a document outlining the faults and failures of other RAS products.
Should you wish to go further the next step is to work in conjunction with the
relevant persons to provided a detailed construction cost analysis and 36 month
time line of production and costing. A charge fee of $4,500 is required and
is non inclusive of accountants fees. Basically it works along the following
steps of; Aquafarmer consults with our civil engineer and project management
to provide expected costings of construction, which are then evaluated by an
independent accountant of your choice.
At this stage you would have a detailed proposal evaluation, a timeline of construction
and a construction costing. As well, you will have production output estimates
overlaying the construction timeline.
wish to proceed with the project, the POD's detailed design and construction
plans, which would be specific to your site, would be made available for $35,000
AUD, under licence, which also includes continued support while the project
is under construction.
For an extra costing, we are told, the farm design can be simulated in 3D as
a working model with zoom in and out on components and variable inputs and outcomes.
(unofficial quote $10,000)
Aquafarmer's role can vary to suit the requirements of your business should
you wish to proceed. We can provide production and or construction management
as well as education to intended staff members in growout culture, disease issues,
species biology, broodstock management, hatchery techniques and nursery culture
and farm and personnel management. All of which can be negotiated when and if
Joe, we hope this information assists in your decision making for going forward
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