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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.