The company has core expertise in all aspects of aquaculture development in both the freshwater and marine environments. Our staff have worked throughout the Southern African region and in many instances globally, providing specialist services to all sectors. Core functions include:
1. The provision of policy advise, sector planning, legislation, and management advice to all levels of Government, Donors and NGOs;
2. The provision of business services to new entrants into the sector. These services include feasibility studies, site assessments, species selection, systems design, bio-economic modelling and business planning, marketing and permitting applications;
3. Environmental compliance and due diligence – these services include providing assistance for compliance with the relevant environmental legislation required to engage in aquaculture, the development of basic environmental assessments, full environmental impact assessments and specialist impact assessments, strategic environmental assessments, technical due diligence studies, and specialist biodiversity risk assessments for imported alien species;
4. Research - through its strategic links with the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science, Rhodes University, the company directors are actively involved in technology development, and researching new culture species. This research has resulted in the development of appropriate technologies for the culture of, amongst other species, the African catfish, abalone, and marine ornamental fish. Recent work has focused on the commercialisation of indigenous marine finfish (principally dusky kob, silver kob yellowtail, and sole).
The company has been involved in aquaculture development in the following countries: South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Seychelles, Mauritius, Kenya, Madagascar, Comoros, Chile, China, UK, and Suriname.