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Q1. What is Biofloc fish farming? Is it the same as fish farming?
Biofloc is a type of Fish farming and a very profitable one at that. It is one of the most popular methods of fish farming in the globe now. Its popularity stems from its low cost. The principle of the biofloc fish farming technique is to recycle nutrients. The best part of Biofloc is that it helps in cleansing the culture water of the fish at the same time it gives it an additional source of feed. It is an extremely sustainable, effective and natural process of fish farming.
Q2. Can Biofloc help in cost saving & can it be profitable?
Biofloc fish farming is popular and has the potential of very high ROI, if done right. Through Biofloc Farming, one can cut all major costs and can thus lead to high savings.
Usual issues in traditional fish farming like high opex , high cost of vast lands, expensive processes of feeding, challenging work of disposal and discharge of the waste/ sludge will all not be problems AT ALL when you go in for a BIOFLOC.
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Biofloc fish farming is one of the most affordable and simple agri-business that can be started with Rocket Skills’ exclusive starter kit including 1000 litre water capacity tank with an investment of just Rs.11,000.
Apart from Rocket skills’ exclusive kit, you can find 10K Litre water capacity tanks in the market & can start a slightly bigger farm from an initial investment of Rs.50000 to Rs.75000
One can start a biofloc fish farm in a small space, even within your home with our exclusive 1000 Litre water capacity tank producing 100 to 150 kgs of produce.
1000 Lts capacity water Tank in biofloc will take up 5 X 5 sq.ft. of area & can be started up in your backyard/Terrace
Depending on the type of fish you are producing and the capacity of your water tank, you can expect to recover your costs of farm setup along with about 30% to 100% profit margin in the first year itself.
This is gets better second year onwards with about 100 to 300% profit margins being a norm for biofloc farmers
In Biofloc fish farming, there is no requirement of license/permit/certificate to start biofloc fish farming even at a commercial scale.
Whereas in the case of subsidies, you can get up to 40% to 60% depending on what state the farmer is applying.
There are 3 best fish produce which has the highest profit margins based on market demand & supply, them being:
In our biofloc course, we train farmers in setting up the production of the above-mentioned fish cultures.
Black Soldier fly farming forms the best form of high protein feed for fish cultures which can be setup on the same farm. It does not require a lot of investment or space. Learn more about BSF farming here.
Biofloc technology (BFT) is a technique of improving the quality of water by balancing carbon and nitrogen in the system. The technology works on the flocculation principle. Biofloc was introduced as a technique to promote intensive fish production in a limited area.
The main purpose of Biofloc is to recycle nutrients by converting unused feed and waste organic matter into food using probiotics and carbon sources. It was developed as a substitute to open pond fish farming and to prevent the introduction of diseases into the water. It is an initiative that is not only cost-effective but also sustainable and environmentally friendly.
In India, the population is increasing every day and the demand for aquaculture is also increasing with it. India contributes to over 6% of global fish production. But the expansion of aquaculture is limited mainly because of the two reasons:
1) as it puts pressure on the environment by discharging waste materials into the water bodies
2) because of the dependence on fish oil and fish food.
Biofloc technology works as a solution to these issues as it is a profitable method of intensive fish farming because it controls the water quality and produces proteinaceous feet in situ. Biofloc act is a wastewater treatment method and provides aquatic animals with nutrition.
The fishery is one of the biggest food sources in the world. The fishery is done by raising and harvesting fish for food consumption. It is one of the biggest sources of employment. As the demand for seafood consumption is increasing, the demand for aquatic products used for the industrial sector for conversion into fish meal and fish oil products is also increasing. Therefore we can say that the consumption of fish is increasing with the increase in population.
The traditional system uses little or no fishmeal and farmers supply nutrient-rich material to the water to enhance the growth of algae and other organic matter on which the fish feed. This inspired researchers to develop Biofloc technology where nitrogen is waste generated by the cultivation of organisms and is converted into bacterial biomass. Biofloc comes here as a cheap and affordable technology. It converts the toxic materials into useful products and acts as a retention belt for nutrients in the pond and reduces maintenance costs.
Biofloc fish farming leverages the BFT or Biofloc Technology to farm fish in tanks under a carefully controlled environment. The fact that the environment is regularly monitored enhances the yield quality and quantity, ultimately increasing the profitability and sustainability of the fish farming business. In India, the biofloc fish farming industry is a relatively newer but quickly growing industry. This implies immense market potential and space for new entrepreneurs to set up their own biofloc fish farms and earn huge profits from their business.
One can learn more about BFT through Rocket Skills’ Biofloc fish farming course, taught by experts, well experienced in the industry. Through this fish farming training program users can gain access to the industry know-how and much more at nominal rates.
To learn Biofloc fish farming online by experts, you can enroll in our Biofloc Fish Farming course and start your own Fish Farming Business with Rocket Skills.
Rocket Skills is the best online training platform to start your Biofloc Fish Farming online training from