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Ideal climate and location provide opportunities for discerning investors in aquaculture

East London Industrial Development Zone offers a prime location for investment in aquaculture. Here are some of the current opportunities available in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Aquaculture opportunities in the ELIDZ

A combination of the Eastern Cape sub-tropical climate, access to good quality sea water, excellent aquaculture infrastructure and proximity to world renowned academic institutions are just some of the ingredients that make our aquaculture value offering a mouth-watering prospect for the discerning investor.

The following are current opportunities in the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) for investors in the aquaculture sector.

Aquaculture incubator: 200 tons pilot phase
  • CAPEX = R43-million (24 months)
1000 tons commercial phase
  • CAPEX = R277.2-million
Farming Yellowtail Kingfish
  • CAPEX = EUR14,060,000-million
  • IRR = 18.4%
Farming & Processing Dusky Kob
  • CAPEX = R 201-million
  • IRR = 19% (10 years)
Mariculture Overview
  • Climate favourable to most species.
  • Dedicated 32 ha marine aquaculture cluster focused on recirculating systems.
  • Rental of fully serviced sites, zoned agricultural.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment approval for indigenous marine fish farming already granted for at least 10,000 tons annually.
  • Environmental authorization for Barramundi, Rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon in place.
  • Accessible high quality bulk sea water supply at 185 litres /second and effluent handling based on at 85% water re-circulation per farmer.
  • Importation of performance demonstrated Recirculating Aquaculture Systems technology being investigated.

Contact the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ)

Interested investors/businesses are asked to contact the ELIDZ below; kindly use as reference in the subject line: Aquaculture opportunities


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