All you need to implement a fish farming project

Services for Fish Farming are provided according to the client’s needs, on a discipline basis or an  full package basis.  Our services are listed below, in the order of their performance during the development of a fish farming project.

APT  is a for-profit company that operates on a commercial basis. 


Developing the aquaculture project concept

Upon contacting Aquaculture Production Technology, our experts will discuss fish and Shrimp farming possibilities in your country and region, based on the local conditions and your business goals. You will understand the main features of aquaculture, fish farming, Tilapia farming and shrimp farming. APT will then assist in formulating a Fish Farming Business Concept, which you can adopt for further investigation.

Site identification for the fish farm

APT provides site selection guidelines to assist the client in identifying potential sites for the fish farm. Data is gathered using APT’s Data Collection Manual. When you identify 2-3 suitable sites, with approved land and water conditions, APT experts will visit the sites. APT offers a free of charge Rapid Evaluation Program.

Site inspection visit

APT experts will travel to visit your country to inspect the potential site(s) for the fish-farming project. Our aquaculture experts will conduct thorough technical inspection regarding topography, soil, water source, water quality, etc., will instruct you as to additional tests required and will collect all necessary data to ensure correct selection of the best site for the Tilapia fish farm.

Feasibility Study and Business Plan

APT performs the Feasibility Study and/or the Business Plan for the establishment of the proposed fish farming aquaculture project. The Feasibility Study and Business Plan are prepared for a specific site, with specific production goals in mind.

APT performs the Feasibility Study and the Business Plan for the establishment of the proposed fish farming aquaculture project. 

To prepare a bankable Business Plan for presentation to:

  1. Venture Capitalists and private investors for securing equity capital participation.
  2. Commercial banks and/or financial institutions for securing loan financing.
  3. Local Government authorities for obtaining various permits & economic/financial incentives.


The Business Plan is prepared for a specific site, with specific production goals in mind. Preliminary data is collected by you, based on Data Collection Manual and Guideline for Site Selection provided by APT.

Detailed data regarding site conditions and local economic parameters are gathered by a team of APT experts during site visitation. Site inspection includes thorough examination of climatic


Detailed data regarding site conditions and local economic parameters are gathered by a team of APT experts during a site visit.

conditions, soil, water, topography and existing infrastructure. Emphasis is placed on environmental aspects.

Based on this data, various production alternatives are considered and analyzed and the most feasible one is selected. A Production Strategy is developed, the facilities needed to carry out the production plan are determined and the economic feasibility of the venture is analyzed.

The economic analysis is based on actual local cost units and on local financial practices. The Business Plan is prepared in a Bankable format, to enable presentation to local and/or international finance institutions.

The scope and content of the Business Plan are agreed with the client prior to initiation.

APT performs economic and financial projections for Tilapia fish farming projects. The results are incorporated in a Business Plan and presented in a Bankable format facilitating the interactions with investors, financing sources and regulatory entities.
Economic Performance, Foreign Currency Generation/Expenditure Investments and operational costs

Major economic and financial aspects of the Business Plan:

Estimate of the Capital Investment, including Foreign Currency Expenditure, required for establishing a Tilapia farming project, such as: land acquisition, facilities, equipment, contracted work, etc.

Financial Structure including Interim and Short Term Financing, Grants and Incentives.

Operating Costs associated with operating the fish farm, such as: feed, labor, energy, broodstock replenishment, packaging, marketing, taxes, etc.

Working Capital
10 Years Economic Projection
Economic Performance: EBIDA, Cash flow, ROI, NPV, IRR, other economic ratios
Taxes Assessment
Proforma Balance Sheet
Economic Sensitivity Analysis
Contribution to National Economy
Contribution to Equity Investors

Engineering services provided by APT for a typical aquaculture project.

The scope of work will be adapted on a case by case basis, to suit each individual project, according to site conditions, project scale and the design requirements. The total scope of the engineering work can be done by APT alone, or in cooperation with a local engineering company, which will operate under the supervision of APT, and will carry out part of the scope of work, as shall be agreed.

Engineering services are provided by our affiliated company "PAZ" Engineering and Management (1980) Ltd.

Basic engineering for the implementation of an aquaculture project includes:

Layout - Review of several layout alternatives of main production facilities. Detailed layout of selected, most suitable, alternative.
Flow scheme - Quantitative and qualitative engineering analysis of the water supply, drainage system and re-circulation water system.
Project development - Flow sheet showing the step by step project development in stages.
Ponds - Specifications and detailed design of typical ponds for fish and Shrimp (the project may include 3-5 types of typical ponds, for the various production phases).
Main water intakes - Specifications and design of main water intakes (from sea, estuary, canal or river).
Water supply and drainage - Detailed design of the water systems and its various structures, adapted to the site topography, and including flow diagrams of the water supply and drainage systems.
Earthmoving - Guidelines for earthworks, computerized optimization of ‘cut and fill’ calculations.
Tender for earthworks - List of items to be included in the tender for earthworks.
Pond inlet and outlet - Specifications and design of inlet and outlet structures.
Concrete works - Specifications and Guidelines for all concrete works, wherever applicable.
Structural works - Guidelines for structural works, wherever applicable.
Electrical system - Conceptual design of the electrical supply and distribution system, and an electrical one-line diagram.
Mobile equipment - Specifications and / or drawings of mobile operational equipment.
Operating equipment - Specifications and capacity calculations of the operating equipment, such as Fish Elevators, Screw Elevators, Automated Mobile Sorting Machine, Transfer Tanks, Chilled Water Installation for filling Transfer Tanks, etc.
Processing plant - Basic and Detailed Engineering of processing plant building, piping, water system; air conditioning, cooling and refrigeration systems. General layout of the processing plant; flow scheme and block diagrams of the processing plant; processing equipment specifications; electrical system and distribution; electrical one-line diagram; specifications for the treatment plant.
Laboratory - Specifications for laboratory equipment.
Operational structures - Guidelines for operational buildings (such as - feed storage, maintenance buildings, laboratory building, etc.).

Environmental Impact Assessment of the Aquaculture Project

APT aquaculture projects are designed and constructed as eco-friendly systems, complying with strict environmental regulations. Environmental Impact Assessment is prepared to ensure necessary official Permits and acceptance by international consumer organizations and health authorities of the importing countries.

Basic & Detailed Engineering of the Fish Farm

Professional engineering design and optimization of all production phases: spawning, nursery and growout. Complete engineering of main installations and auxiliary systems, including: land preparation, earthworks, civil works, water supply and drainage systems, electrical systems, aeration systems, feeding systems.

Basic & Detailed Engineering of the Processing Plant

Professional engineering design and optimization of the Processing Plant. APT engineers design: custom-made fish processing equipment for Tilapia and other fish species; the Processing Plant building and its cooling systems, piping system, air-conditioning and electrical system; fish purging ponds; water treatment plant. APT implements quality control procedures to ensure HACCP approval, as well as, compliance with quality & safety regulations of the target market countries.

Construction Supervision / Management

APT engineers supervise the aquaculture project construction either by long-term presence on site or via periodic site-visits to oversee local contractors.

Aquaculture Equipment - Specifications and Procurement

APT provides operational specifications for the required fish farming equipment. In addition, APT facilitates equipment procurement by preparing technical bids and analyzing quotation proposals from suppliers.

High-Performance Brood Stock

APT provides genetically improved Tilapia brood-stock which produce high-quality hybrids.

Operating Manual for the Fish Farm

Custom-made “Manuals of Operation” for each project, detailing the step-by-step instructions for operating each production stage, e.g. hatchery, nursery, growout ponds.

Operating manual for the Processing Plant

Custom-made document for each project, detailing step-by-step instructions for operating the fish processing plant, offal plant and waste treatment plant.









All you need to implement a fish farming project

Services for Tilapia Fish Farming are provided according to the client’s needs, either as a package or on individual basis. Our services are listed below, in the order of their performance during the development of a fish farming project.

APT (Aquaculture Production Technology) is a for-profit company that charges fees for its products and professional services. The cost is determined based on the agreed scope of work during the Feasibility Study and Business Plan stage, when defining the fish farming