Aquaculture is the farming of fish and is practiced in various systems, such as recirculating tank systems, ponds and dams, and open water cage systems. The demand for fish increases every year, due to population increases, but also due to fish being recognised as a healthy alternative to other animal proteins.
Since 2012, aquaculture produces as much fish as what is caught from wild fisheries, and is anticipated to overtake fishing in the future. Aquaculture, at small, medium and large commercial scales, is becoming a very important source of food globally.
Our services include:
Research and Feasibility
Aquaculture is a relatively technical form of farming and during the inception phase the appropriate selection of species, technology, site and business model (e.g. small-scale niche products or large commercial food producer) are critical factors for success. Engage us early in your process to assist you in determining the most effective and efficient path for your new enterprise.
Enviro-legal and Environmental Impact Assessment
As with research and feasibly, understanding what will be required in terms of environmental best practices and legal requirements in the early phases will enable proper cost and time planning to ensure required authorisations are taken care of efficiently. Enviro-legal review and advice can be provided in conjunction with feasibility studies or as a stand-alone product. Services also include permitting, risk assessment and environmental impact assessment processes.
Design and Planning
Efficient project management skills combined with design and implementation experience is essential to ensure implementation is of high quality, cost effective, with low risk and few surprises. Gaia project management and aquaculture expertise teams up with aquaculture technical designers for project design and planning.
Monitoring Implementation and Operation Activities
Regular monitoring of aquaculture and environmental performance against set targets are important legal and business requirements. Allow Gaia to facilitate monitoring activities for your facility.