Robert H. Faust
drfist at ilhawaii.net
Sat Nov 4 13:47:41 EST 1995
We had a very large Salmon cultivation system here in Kona Hawaii, it
was sucessful and included large tanks with growing kelp. Cold water was
pumped from about 2000 ft. deep. It failed from an economic standpoint
because of the feed costs, feed had to be brought in from Idaho. I have
a system that uses fungal biomass to produce the high protein feed.
Using a specific fungio to ferment a N fixing tree biomass to product a
large portion of the feed ration ,this is economical.
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From: frarique at condor.dpi.udec.cl (Francisco Riquelme Hermosilla)
Subject: More silvifishingculture
Date: Thu, 02 Nov 1995 20:19:59 GMT
Organization: Universidad de Concepcion, Concepcion - Chile
Message-ID: <1995Nov02.201959.70312 at halcon.dpi.udec.cl>
I'll continue giving you more data about my theorical silvifihing-
According of data collected by me, I suggested to build pools where
the salmon would be cultived. Each, pool should has both a minimun depth of
0.5 meter and maximum of 8-9 meter (according to oxygen concentrations avai-
lable on the stream). This range would mantain a balance of gas that allow
the cultive of fish.
A further consideration would be the charge by cubic unit, that
depends on the objective/goals of farmers (i.e., number of fish per cubic
The advantage of use two species are the follows: (1) Salix humboldt-
iana produce an excelent shadow cover, reducing substantially the water tem-
perature. Besides, in this zone this specie is attacked by a hymenoptere that
eat almost completely their foliage. This insect eats leaves and often fall
off the stream resulting in an excelent fish food. (2) Populus ssp, is a spe-
cie with genetic breeding, because in Chile is cultived in order to produce
matches, so there are more than 66 hybrids for different conditions of site.
Anyway, this specie will provide an annual production of timber of the sys-
tem if this specie is planted each year. Because of Populus can reproduce
by cuttings, farmers could planting them with different ages and produce
a sustainible harvest from the system plus the salmon harvest. In sum, this
system could be a solution for poor farmers.
Finally, salmon should get out from the system at the end of a year
(chilean case: would be cultived at autumn, during march, because salmon
is reaching the smolt stage). In other chilean acuicultures, farmers are
working with hybrid triploid salmons (i.e., salmons no reaching the sexual
maturity), these salmon has a constant growth.
If you want to know more specific data, for example, volume of pools
or a figure describing the system, charge of salmon per cubic meter or
some comment and critics just write me.
Bye partners and I'm sorry for my terrible english
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