Breeding of fish and crayfish in a summer cottage.
Breeding fish and crayfish - this idea of business logically follows from two related areas - fish farming and breeding. In addition, fishing is a favorite hobby for many. And no one counts the money spent on fishing! I'm right?
Why not combine business with pleasure - fishing and making money, without having to go outside your summer cottage ?!
The fact is that fish and crayfish get along well enough and give good profit! So, we use it for the good!
Many summer cottages, from Soviet times, were allotted to the population in places unsuitable for agriculture. This is a waste land - slopes, marshland, lowlands.
But, often, summer cottages are located on the banks of streams, rivers, canals, ponds. These are bodies of water from which water is taken for irrigation. Sometimes, artesian wells were punched for irrigation, if there were no ponds nearby.
If there is already a reservoir in your summer cottage or it borders on your hacienda - EXCELLENT!
If there is none, you will need to dig a pond in the lowest place of the site. Make a depth of at least 1 meter, the remaining dimensions are at your discretion. Dig to clay, compact the soil, cement.
You can cover the bottom of the future reservoir with a thick plastic film - it will last more than one year with careful use. Are we considering a low-budget option? Some cottagers glue pieces from cargo car chambers - it turns out a reliable shell that will serve you for many years.
The only thing is that in autumn you need to completely remove water from such a reservoir!
Then, we close up the upper parts of polyethylene or rubber under the ground and plant shrubs and grass - willow, cattail, reeds and other water-loving plants around our pond. A little soil needs to be placed in a reservoir and the same cattail and reeds should be planted on it - they grow quickly and will serve as a decoration for a reservoir and protection for fish and crayfish.
At the bottom of the reservoir it is useful to lay stones, broken pots, pipes - these are shelters for crayfish from fish. Since crayfish during molting drop their carapace, and at this time they become a tidbit for fish.
We fill the pond with water. As a rule, the water in the cottages is not chlorinated, because served from nearby reservoirs or artesian wells.
Everything, you can stock up! Carp and crucian carp take root very well in shallow reservoirs - catch them fishing or, in extreme cases, buy them! The same goes for crayfish.
How much is needed? It all depends on the volume of your pond. For 1 cubic meter of water, there are approximately 10 to 20 fish and the same number of crayfish. So count! What to feed? And how do you feed fish and crayfish while fishing?
It is necessary to stock up a reservoir in the spring, and in the fall to "harvest". Surplus - to relatives, neighbors in the country, etc.
But these are small volumes of products. To take up such a business seriously, you need to find a little-visited reservoir, remove weedy fish from it, launch carp yearlings, for example, and crayfish. After 3 years, “free” carps without top dressing will reach a weight of 2-3 kg, and crayfish - 300 grams. These are already high-quality products!
A kilogram of carp currently costs 150.0 rubles per kilogram, crayfish - up to 500 rubles. Calculate the profit: if you launched 1000 pieces of carps and crayfish? And if more? Impressive?
Similar businesses are engaged in Siberia, learn from experience!