Country: Cote D’Ivorie
Capacity: 300-400 KG/H
Date: July 26th,2019
The first attempts at introducing aquaculture date back to 1955 when the colonial administration created an Aquaculture Section at the Water and Forestry Service. In 1958, a research centre was established near Bouaké by the “Centre technique forestier tropical (France)”. After 1960, the Ivory Coast government took over responsibility for aquaculture development. Fish farming centres responsible for supervision, government-owned fish-breeding stations and research establishments were created. At the same time, several bilateral and multilateral aquaculture development projects took off.
Inland aquaculture is still essentially a secondary rural occupation, generally practised on small farms in small freshwater ponds with low productivity rates. There are several different types of farm. There are farms with small water bodies, subsistence farms, and small and large-scale commercial farms. Production systems range from extensive to semi-intensive (with composite feed). As a general rule, most of them farm tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus and O. aureus) and Sampa (Heterobranchus longifilis).
Lagoon aquaculture has been practised since the 1980s in brackish or fresh water. These are breeding farms producing both tilapia (O. niloticus, O. aureus, Sarotherodon melanotheron) in floating cages, and bagrid catfish (Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus) (Hem, 1982) and sampa (H. longifilis) in enclosures. These are all intensive production systems.
Since 2000, annual aquaculture production has reached 1 200 tonnes (Anon., 2002; Anon., 2003a). The average yields from the different production systems are:
This customer invested 300-400 kg/h easy to maintain floating fish feed pellet manufacturing plant project in Cote d'ivorie. The main raw materials are corn, soybean meal, oil, premix, etc., and the main production is 2-12mm fish feed pellets. The equipment provided by Richi Machinery includes feed hammer mill*11KW; feed mixer*500kg/batch; feed pellet extruder*37kw; dryer machine; coating machine and other subsidiary equipment, no packing machine. It's not full automatic contral system. The project has been running smoothly so far, the fish feed pellets produced are of very good quality!