Aquaculture Fish Farming – Increasing Importance
Status of Australian Fish Stocks 2018
Report from Ocean Watch Australia April 2019
The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation’s (FRDC) annual Status of Australian Fish Stocks 2018 (SAFS) report is out this month. The report covers 120 species made up of 406 stocks across finfish, crustaceans, molluscs and sharks and rays – an increase of 37 species on the previous report released in 2016.
Key facts from the report:
- Majority of Australia’s assessed fish stocks are sustainable.
- Largest assessment of fish stocks ever undertaken in Australia.
- 120 species and 406 stocks assessed.
- Southern Bluefin Tuna now rated as recovering.
- Pacific stock of Bigeye Tuna goes from depleted to sustainable.
Overall, almost 80% of the 406 stocks were able to be assessed. Of those assessed, almost 85% were sustainable or recovering.
The report brings together the best available information to determine the status of Australia’s key wild fish stocks against an agreed national reporting framework. The framework provides transparency and consistency in stock status reporting across jurisdictions.
To read the full reports, visit www.fish.gov.au or access through a new smartphone app SAFS – Sustainable Fish Stocks available through both the app store and Google Play.
Aquaculture fish farming may be more important now than ever.
After you have had a good look a the Australian Fish Stock Report you will see some alarming statistics.
Based on numbers they believe are in the wild for catching and distribution we see that a lot has been done to gain sustainability, but there are still a lot more to be done.
- Sustainable 254 Species – Good news
- Depleting 23 Species – Not good news
- Depleted 29 Species – Alarming news
- Recovering 18 Species – On the right track
- Undefined or Negligible 82 Species – Could be bad news.
With Species depleting or depleted include the following but not limited to:
- Ballot’s Saucer Scallop & Commercial Scallop
- Black Bream
- Blacklip Abalone & Greenlip Abalone
- Golden Snapper & Snapper
- Murry Cod
- Orange Roughy
- Southern Garfish
- Southern Calamari (squid)
We need to start taking the pressure off our oceans and start aquaculture fish farming more and varied fish species to help feed the masses, and let our oceans rebuild their stocks.
Working with companies such as Pure Aquatics, you can learn, design and set up a professional aquaculture farm from the get go. Couple that with Toyesi’s Farm Fresh Trident reverse cycle heat pumps/chillers you can now control ideal water temperatures.
The benefits of this is to provide ideal growth conditions from hatchery through to grow out. This will increase the speed to market capability of your aquaculture venture, but also allow you to control seasonal temperature ranges outside normal environmental conditions, giving you extra breading cycles throughout the year for brood-stock.
Benefits of Trident Farm Fresh Heat Pumps over other brands.
With increasing demands on cost reduction, and increased outputs Toyesi has put a lot of extras into our equipment to ensure a longer lifespan and trouble free production solutions that are serviceable for a lifetime.
Some Key Benefits:
- 304 & 316 Stainless steel chassis
- Baked on Epoxy coated coils for longevity
- Full metal titanium inner & outer heat exchnagers – Does not suffer PVC leakages and cracking
- Internal safeties to prevent high pressure and low pressure issues
- Water flow switch to prevent the unit over heating with no flow.
- Water balance kit to allow for a well balanced, efficient system.
- Reverse cycle defrost
- Reverse cycle temperature control for dead band temp control
- Out door units all come with front fan to prevent cold air cycling
- Only system designed and built with true indoor or plant room set up.
- and so much more
Sample collection of Toyesi & Trident Heat Pumps and Chillers..
If you want to now how Toyesi and its Horticulture Affiliates can help you and your horticulture, Hydroponic or Aquaponic business increase energy efficiency, reduce running costs or minimise your waste energy then give us a call.
Contact us on 02 9679 9400 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss how we can best assist you in your projects.