By Bazo Njiki Boris Briand, Engineer Halieute Option Aquaculture Douala. Cameroon.
In sub-Saharan Africa, in most cases, aquaculture projects are born spontaneously; whether it is passion, for a commercial purpose or simply for subsistence purposes, few promoters take the time to think their project to the end. They are often limited roughly to the profitability of the farm and do not pre-visualize the different stages of its realization.
This actual article and future articles will be interested on the stages of the development of a technical feasibility study of an aquaculture project.
The purpose of this article is to highlight the importance of prospecting the site for the establishment of the aquaculture farm.
It is necessary to proceed first to the prospecting of the site of the promoter before all works of implantation of the farm. This survey will allow the designer to evaluate the site to determine if it is conducive to the activity.
The designer can then clearly highlight the advantages and disadvantages of installing the farm on the developer’s site. In addition, this study will also be for the designer, an occasion to list the various opportunities or threats that the developer will have if he succeeds in realizing his idea.
Once the site survey report has been completed, the designer will then propose a farm plan in accordance with the needs of the developer and the specificities of his site.
In the next article we will try to shed some light on the concept of the mass plan and its usefulness. We will also take time to list the considerations to consider when developing a mass plan for an aquaculture operation.