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Topic: Fish Farming - india  [253 views | 9 replies]
Thursday, April 03, 2008 12:37
I would like to start fish farming in Naromoro………….is this a worthy venture?  I have no idea or know how or even where to get technical advice from. I already have a farm touching a river and I can easily make a fishpond. Any advice,comments,concerns,criticism will be highly appreciated.

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Cost [knowstocks]
Friday, April 04, 2008 18:09


Its been a while since I left the job that did soil stuff and I may not remember actual cost figures but I think 5 yrs ago the cost would be about $10 per sample for complete analysis.  Most laboratories charge per nutrient analysed,or they may charge a fixed amount for complete sample analysis.  I must let you know that I dealt with soil samples for agricultural purposes and not for fisheries.

possible places you can get samples analyses are National Agricultural Laboratories (NAL) located at Kabete on the Nakuru Highway;  alternatively,you can try KARI-Muguga laboratory.  I suggest you first establish the exact analysis you need to do,than move on to find the cost from certain labs;  I can assist you on one to one basis on some of these aspects as I know a few folks working in most of the labs.  Good luck!

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Fish Farming [india]
Friday, April 04, 2008 13:10

Thanks Chaka.......................i hope i will get more contributions from SK members
Fish Farming [Chaka]
Friday, April 04, 2008 11:01

Sorry,I have no idea of the cost and where the testing can be done.Maybe other members on this forum can help?
Fish Farming [india]
Friday, April 04, 2008 10:17


Thanks for your contribution....................tell me do you have an idea how much the water and soil testing would cost. The river comes from mt kenya and therefore i do not expect much pollution.

This is purely a new venture,i have never done it before..............anybody out there with experience on fish farming can help.


You have knowledge on soil /water much do you think it could cost?

Fish Farming [Chaka]
Friday, April 04, 2008 09:59

I don't have experience on this but I would imagine that water analysis of the river water would make more sense i.e salinity levels,oxygen levels,heavy metal pollution etc..?
Fish Farming [india]
Thursday, April 03, 2008 21:15


Thanks,point noted........................

Fish Farming [knowstocks]
Thursday, April 03, 2008 21:08

So where is this guy proposing to do the soil sample analysis?  And what analysis he is proposing for 10k?  Some Kenyan labs are notorius for cooking data.  Surely for fishery purposes basic field soil tests should suffice (I used to do soil testing).  As someone has suggested,talk to fisheries at Sagana and save!

He who watches over me neither sleeps nor slumbers! & I shall dwell in His house foever.
Fish Farming [india]
Thursday, April 03, 2008 20:49

@ kalekye

Thanks for the info,one of the guys incharge of mt kenya was in the farm today and was asking for ksh25,000 for feasiblity study and another ksh 10,000 for soil sampling. Is it really worthy to spend that much?

please advise

Fish Farming [Kalekye]
Thursday, April 03, 2008 17:21

The guys at the Ministry of Livestock & Fisheries are fantastic,very hepful. If you can,go see them at the National Museum on Museum Hill and they'll give you a lot of information - even draw up a business plan for you.

Alternatively,you can visit their fish farms in Sagana - on the Nairobi-Nyeri road.. you won't be disappointed.

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