What Are “Continuous Yields” from a Fish Pond?

What Are “Continuous Yields” from a Fish Pond?


Blair has a question here. “What kind of yields fall
under the ‘continuous yields’ “from a fish pond that
Geoff has mentioned? “Is this just harvestable
fish and breeding stock fish? “Does one typically buy stock
fish from an outside source?” Well, there’s not just fish. There’s a lot of mulch produced, you can have surface plants that float, produce a lot of mulch, anchored plants, there are very
beautiful flowering plants, there’s plants that are sub-surface, there are edge species, a
lot of those are also food, so you can have edible plants on the edge, you can have a lot of
edible aquaculture plants in a fish pond. You get a build up of soil over time on the bottom that is a harvest, and then you have
crayfish and crustaceans, you also have types of
mollusks in a lot of places, and then you can have your
different types of fish. You can have fish that don’t
breed in your conditions but you buy in stock, you
can have fish that do breed, but you still want to buy in
stock to get uniform weight gain of more or less all the same age group, or you can have fish that breed
and you allow them to breed like a wild system and it can
be a little bit more casual. So there are different
approaches to fish ponds, but you can definitely
have a continuous yield. Here in this particular
dam here, it’s not so much a fish pond, it’s a very clear water dam, it’s a recreational dam,
but we still have five species of fish here. But only two of ’em breed on. Now I don’t go and buy
stock, I catch stock. I use little bait traps to get small fish, and I actually fish with a rod and line and small hooks and light tackle, and specializing in little tiny fish and introducing those till they grow on, so I bring in wild stock. There are many, many ways you can look at a continuous yield from a fish pond.

6 thoughts on “What Are “Continuous Yields” from a Fish Pond?

  1. Every part of the Nymphaea caerulea lilly is edible (delicacy in some cultures) and it is naturalized in Australia.
    Eels and yabbies will find their own way into suitable dams in a flood-zone.

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