Why now in 2017 build a barramundi hatchery and organic vegetable producing facility,it is because Barramundi is becoming much more popular in the U.S and a delicious substitute for white fish. Furthermore since barramundi much like Tilapia lends it’s self well to being raised in tanks, and it is a fast growing and hardy fish. The Barramundi will grow very well in recircu-lation tank system like the one Mr. Fyfe will be using.
Also please consider that since Barramundi is a new comer to the american sea food scene, it could be challenging to find it in our local markets in Florida. It can be found in New York State and Pennsylvania at $10.00 to $12.00 a pound. The hatchery must consistes of 30 or more tanks when completed and the vegetables and fish production from the facility is in 1000s of pounds. The facilty can be completed on 5 acres.
A Kock industry’s infomercial satiates that we will need to double our food production on the same amount of land by 2050. “Okay. We can do that right now in 2017 at Local Jim’s Enterprises. I will say it again. We can do it now” Join us along with your family and others like me to make it a reality in your community in 2017.
Highest Level Organics’ fish system is perfect for nurseries or a start up fish farm like Highest Level Organics. The system is a modular system that we can add onto to build the Hatchery; while producing up to 8,000 pounds of fish per year and 100,000 pounds of vegetables. We can also house both systems in one grenhouse during the start.
This new aquaponics farm offers the ability to produce both fish and vegetables like Tilapia and Barramundi year round; and deliver them to supermarkets on the same day they are harvested.
James Fyfe is veteran Community Development Worker who has made a serious commitment to organic food production since 1990. Mr. Fyfe and Mr. Douglas Burdet both share a vision for the next level of organic food production using aquaponics instead of traditional soil methods.
Mr. Burdett’s inspiring career in aquaculture and aquaponics has spanned over 40 years, and is the father of commercial Aquaculture and is one of the world’s leading experts on aquaponics.
It has been estimated that there are 3,500 hobbyists who grow fish and plants using aquaponics and another 1,000 systems in schools.
Mr. Fyfe and Mr Burdett both realize the need for food production by 2050. They say by 2050 we will need to double the vegetable production on the same size piece of land and grow twice as many crops over the same growing season.
There are some that run some of the largest fisheries say that it could collapse around 2050. The Barramundi Hatchery and Aquaponics model can be duplicated on a different 5 acre plot of land ; Each 5 acre plot can produce food for a specific community. For example The Stuart green Market can sell it’s 12 green Houses, and Port St Lucie West and Jupiter can sell there 12 Green Houses. All 32 Tanks and 36 green houses are built on 5 to 6.25 acres. each church group or group of people can use Jim’s model in Okeechobbee.
Mr. Fyfe has been selling and using this venue for years, and the hatchery completed on 5 acres will produce for all three areas above. Mr. Fyfe can scale the same 5 acres for years producing fresh organic vegetables and fish. The demand for fresh local produce and fish is larger than what we can grow.
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Like anything else, if you like doing something it can be a good vocation no matter what the pay. If you don’t like your job it doesn’t matter how much you get paid, you still hate your job. While modern aquaculture and aquaponics can be very lucrative, most people do not do it completely for the money. They do it because they enjoy it and it also provides income. Growing fish is going to require more manual labor and probably more hours than being a software developer for a company for example.
However, the stress could be far less. Many people involved in the farming do it as a side line. It is what I call, a “Profitable hobby”.
An aquaponics grower depending on the ratio of fish grown to plants grown, every drop of water and energy placed in these systems can be used over and over again until it is just plain used up. But as is the case with all farming you must invest the time to attend your crops, harvest them and get them to market. So it does take time and energy. However, aquaponics can be the most profitable side of small scale fish farming. If you love gardening this can be the perfect way to earn income from your passion. Once again, it is not rocket science and it does not take degrees in horticulture to do it. It is basically back yard gardening with a twist.
The great thing about aquaponics is, if that is your main interest, you do not have to grow a lot of fish to produce tons of vegetables. For every pound of fish you produce you can grow up to 15 pounds of various vegetables. All organic. So a person with a small fish system like our DIY system could operate just 2 of these tanks and produce enough vegetables products to make a good living.With the price of vegetables and other foods going up at the market place everyday, there is more profit for a small vegetable farmer than there has ever been before. He is selling locally and does not have the overhead and transportation cost that the big industrial producers have.The opportunity is before you and potential for profits is good. Whether this is the right business for you depends on your willingness to make a commitment and work hard to become an independent and successful farmer.In closing, please notice, no where in this do I claim that fish farming and aquaponics is a way to get rich quick. No matter what, you are going to have to work hard at it. However when you consider the amount of food that is consumed right in your area every single day, and someone has to supply that food, every single day, the sky is the limit on what you can achieve.
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