Thursday, July 27, 2006

Follow-up from Open Day/s RFI (Request for Information)

A number of visitors to the Wadalba Community School ARC Open Day's requested further information regarding Fish Stocks, Aquaculture Equipment and Further Information on production etc.
Courses and Resources
Austasia Aquaculture
Fish Stock
TailorMade Fish Farms
3216 Marsh Road, Bobs Farm
New South Wales 2316
Phone: +61 (0)2 4982 6600 Fax: +61 (0)2 4982 6606
Murray Cod & Yellowbelly
Uarah Fish Hatchery
Old Wagga Road
Ph: (02) 6956 2147 Fax: (02) 6956 2245
Arc-En-Ciel Trout Farm
"MALONGA" Hanging Rock 2340
Ph/Fax: 02 6769 3665
36 South Street
Tel: +61 2 98988686
Fax: +61 2 98981754
Phone: +61 2 6586 4933 Fax: +61 2 6586 4944
PO Box 311Wauchope NSW 2446
14 Commerce StreetWauchope NSW 2446
UV-Tube Project is a project of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Shhhh It's A Secret! Things that the industry don't want you to know!

  • According to Austasia Aquaculture the formula to stimulate Yabbies breeding is... 1 male to 4 females, raise the water temperature from 17C to >23C
  • Companion Worm Farms. Live worms are great natural food for freshwater fish. They are able to convert garden and household green waste into food for fish and by products for the garden. You can also combine dried worms with breadcrumbs to produce a 'dust & crumble' for fry/fingerlings.
  • Grind Yabbies and parts of Yabbies with other produce and freeze or refrigerate to make a great storable feed for a range of aquaculture/aquarium species.
  • Eucalyptus oil could be used as an antiseptic for fish. Apply to the damaged area and return the fish to the water. (Use in conjunction with other remedies eg. salt bath)
  • Reproduce the specific fish species natural habitat in aquaculture. eg. Murray Cod spend 99% of the life in a hide (log etc.). Place artificial hides in tanks.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

'Unique to the Central Coast' Brochures Released for Open Day/s

Our Aquaculture students continue to build on our 'Unique to the Central Coast' collection/series of Aquaculture and Technology Brochures. The series now covers topics of...
"Did You Know" : Trout, Recirculation, Worms, Yabbies, Volunteers, Sea School, Trout Prospectus, Out with the Chooks in with the Trout & ...

# A series of OH&S Signs have also been developed covering Hazards and Risks including: Slip, Trip, Electrical & ...
and Food Safety and Humane Animal Treatment eg. 'Proper Hand Washing', Caring for Fish...

planned development of FUTURE brochures include: Water Quality (Water testing), 'Technology Building Blocks' how we use technology to support the ARC, Climate Control, GIANT Pumpkins, Chrysanthemums, Marketing Your Produce', Adding Value- Trout, Mulberry... and Aquaponics

* a collage of photos of these brochures will be available soon. To receive your free copies please email (available in PDF)