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Why Some Fish Farmers Fail
1.1. The Concept of Commercial Fish Production
1.2. Sustainable Aquaculture Production
1.3. General Biology of African Catfish
Figure 1.2: Uganda’s total fish production over the years
1.5. Are You a Commercial Farmer or Intend to be One?
2.1. Identifying the Market and its Needs
2.2. Know your Product
2.3. Choice of Management Plan
2.4. Siting the Farm
2.6. Sustaining the Market
3.1. Recommended Pond Construction Criteria
Table 3.1: Recommended Slopes for Production Ponds
Table 3.2: Recommended Free-Board Heights for catfish grow-out ponds
3.2. Pond Preparation
Figure 3.6: How to Screen the Outlet Pipe
4.1. Quality of Fingerlings
4.2. Stock Stress-Free Animals
Table 4.1: Water Quality Changes in Live Fish Transport Containers
4.3. Size to Stock
4.4. Stocking Rates
4.5. When to Stock
4.6. How to Stock
4.7. Records
Table 5.1. Relevance of Water Quality Parameters to Pond Production
5.2. Managing the Water Quality Parameters
6.1. Feed Quality
Table 6.1: Basic Nutrients Necessary for African catfish Growth
6.3. Evaluating Feed Performance
6.4. Managing FCRs
Figure 6.1: Factors Affecting the FCR
6.5. On-Farm Feed Handling and Storage
7.1. Handling Fish
7.2. Sampling
7.3. Harvesting
7.4. Records
8.1. Fish Stress
Table 8.2: Common Stressors in Production
Table 8.3: Typical Appearances of Fish at Different Stages of Stress
8.2. Predators and their Control
9.1. The Pond Management Record Sheet
Figure 9.2: An Example of a Properly Filled Pond Record Sheet
9.1.2. Interpretation of Pond Management Records
9.2. Feed Record Sheets:
Example of a Properly Filled in Daily Feed Record Sheet
Figure 9.4: Example of a Properly Filled in Daily Feed Record Sheet
Table 9.2: Interpretation of Trends in Feeding Response and FCR
Special Notes on other production options
10.1. Production Planning
10.2. The Enterprise Budget
10.3. Farm Production and Business Planning
Table 10.2: The Investment Plans of Farmer A and Farmer B
Table 10.4: Implications of the Investment Strategy on Costs and Returns
Table 10.5: Projected Annual the Enterprise Budget for Farm A and B
10.5. Choosing a Production Technology
APPENDIX 3. BMPs for Catfish Seed Production
APPENDIX 5. Catfish Feeding Chart for Pond Grow-Out
Table A: Effect of Reducing FCR on Profit Margins
Table B: Effect of Reducing Fingerling Cost on Profit Margins
APPENDIX 7. How to fillet African Catfish
APPENDIX 8. How to Smoke Catfish using the Chokor Smoker
APPENDIX 10. Template Pond Production Plan
APPENDIX 11. Guidelines for Selecting a Technical Advisor
APPENDIX 14. Conditions for Approved Fingerling Vendors
APPENDIX 15. Legal Requirements for Commercial Aquaculture
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