Sunday, October 21, 2012

TAIWAN EXPERTISE IN ACQUAPONICS AND BELIZE GOVERNMENT TO TEAM UP CREATING A DEMONSTRATION FACILITY?

  ACQUAPONICS  in the news! Albeit, in a sneaky round about way.  In the Reporter newspaper over the weekend, was an ADVERTISEMENT to buy a Japanese brand, pickup truck, 2012.  Had to have all the gadgets and gillhickies, radio, CD player and all those frills.  This 4 cylinder pickup, was to be for a NEW AQUAPONICS program, done by TAIWAN it looks like?  For the government of Belize.  There are no further details.  Maybe they haven't been thought out yet?
  I got two four cylinder, Japanese made pickup trucks.  Working great.  Well satisfied with them. They are 17 years old, and I find them easy to maintain, as the parts are available over the border in Melchor de Menchos. The parts dealer there, simply orders them from Guatemala City if he doesn't carry them and they arrive in 3 days, by bus cargo.  Now I have two such pickup trucks.  Working great.  I could save this AQUAPONICS  PROGRAM a lot of money and sell them one of mine.  $15,000 Bz would do it.  Have no idea of the cost of a brand new Japanese, 4 cylinder pickup truck though?  Joking aside, no government program, paid with tax dollars, even if it is Taiwanese taxpayers, is going to buy anything, other than NEW.
  Now Central Farm needs a demonstration AQUAPONICS FACILITY, so does the AGRICULTURE COLLEGE, though in the case of the Agriculture College, I doubt they would have full time staff, 24 x 7, to run and keep running, an AQUAPONICS facility.  Maybe on paper, but certainly not in practice.  It is an encouraging bit of extrapolated news though, all the same and a step in the right direction.
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Sunday, September 2, 2012

TILAPIA IS PART OF THE FUTURE FOR BELIZE!

THE AQUA CULTURE INDUSTRY  IN VIETNAM FETCH $11 BILLION IN EXPORTS.  PROCESSING VOLUME OF FISH IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 3 MILLION TONS.  CREATING 5 MILLION JOBS.  THE MAJOR EXPORT MARKETS BEING TARGETED BY VIETNAM ARE THE USA, JAPAN AND EUROPEAN UNION.



  HERE IN BELIZE, WE CANNOT EVEN YET EXPORT TILAPIA TO GUATEMALA 15 MILLION MARKET NEXT DOOR.  THEY LIKE SALT AND SMOKED FISH FILLETS.  BREADED FISH FINGERS WOULD GO DOWN GOOD ALSO.  RIGHT NOW, ONE PERSON SOUTH OF PLACENTIA SAYS ON THEIR FARM, THEY DON'T MARKET TILAPIA, BUT SIMPLY GROW THEM FOR ANIMAL FEED.  GROWN TILAPIA FOR HUMANS USUALLY NEED 2 LBS AND TWO YEARS TO REACH THAT.  BUT TILAPIA FINGERLINGS GROW AND BREED RAPIDLY AND ANIMAL FEED, SUCH AS A FEED LOT, OR PIG FARM DO NOT NEED LARGE FISH SIZES AND FINGERLINGS CAN BE TURNED INTO PIG PROTEIN MUCH MORE RAPIDLY AT NO COST.  A COMBINED PIG FARM AND TILAPIA OPERATION WOULD BE A FARMERS PRODUCTION FACILITY MADE IN HEAVEN.
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Monday, July 2, 2012

JONES AQUAPONICS FISH FARM AND HYDROPONICS VEGETABLE PRODUCTION SHAMES UNIVERSITY OF BELIZE, AGRICULTURE COLLEGE.

EXCELLENT !  EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT!  Long tv documentary on RISE AND SHINE tv show in Belize, on AQUAPONICS OPERATION IN A MAN'S BACKYARD SOMEPLACE IN BELIZE?

  The tv show never mentioned intelligibly, where this acquaponics operation was?  Some place called BANK?  Maybe Willows Bank, or Lords Bank village?  But a guy and his wife, ( Jones ) did a fantastic job of constructing a TILAPIA fish pond operation in plastic tanks in his backyard.  The secret to production was supplying air bubbles to oxygenate the water.  After four years development, starting with $50 Bz and six fish fingerlings, the guy is now producing 250 lbs of fish fillet per month, at a cost of $4 bz per pound, wholesale, from his small house lot.
  To improve things, he is using his nitrogen rich fish tank water, to fertilize a hydroponic lettuce operation and offering bagged FRESH LETTUCE weekly to restaurants and hotels, using lettuce roots dangling from a float board, into the circulating fish tank waste water.  ( EXTRA $300 PER WEEK ) By then he filters the water and recirculates it, so his water cost is minimal.  The only question I had was; WHAT ABOUT ELECTRICITY RELIABILITY.  Would like to see this.  He combined hydroponics and a fish farm into a combined AQUAPONICS operation, feedback self supporting.  WONDERFUL JOB.

  GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE, YOU NEED TO GET A GRANT AND HIRE THIS JONES, TO BUILD A DEMONSTRATION SYSTEM AT - UNIVERSITY OF BELIZE, AGRICULTURE COLLEGE.-  THIS IS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR AT THE BELIZE AGRICULTURE COLLEGE, 8 YEARS AGO, INSTEAD OF THAT DAMNED SINGLE CONCRETE TANK, THEY PLAYED AROUND WITH LIKE BLIND MEN.

  IT WOULD BE SELF SUSTAINING IN FIVE YEARS.



1 comment:

Monika Borua said...

Very nice and informative blog posting. Among all the fish, tilapia fish is Awesome! Tilapia fish farming is very profitable and easy. I like tilapia fish dish very much for it's unique taste and nutritional value.