Small-scale rainbow trout farming

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 561

Small-scale rainbow trout farming


András Woynarovich
FAO Consultant
Budapest, Hungary

György Hoitsy
FAO Consultant
Budapest, Hungary


Thomas Moth-Poulsen
FAO Subregional Office for Central and Eastern Europe
Budapest, Hungary

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2011


Woynarovich, A.; Hoitsy, G.; Moth-Poulsen, T.
Small-scale rainbow trout farming. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 561. Rome, FAO. 2011. 81 pp.

This technical paper is a basic guide to the starting and successful practice of small-scale trout farming. It summarizes all the technical information that it is important to know for small-scale trout production. In mountainous regions, where water resources could support profitable trout farming, protection of the environment is also important. Therefore, this technical paper contains sections with information about the basics of efficient treatment of trout farm effluents. The concept of this technical paper is to guide the reader through the necessary technical information, related practical solutions and the steps of preparation of both investment in and day-to-day operation of a small-scale rainbow trout farm. In order to satisfy interest for specific details, a glossary has been compiled and tables and annexes attached. Explanations are short but together with their illustrations they should be informative. Hence, it is hoped that this combination will facilitate easy understanding and learning of rainbow trout farming.

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1.   Introduction
2.   Important trout species
3.   The rainbow trout
4.   Production conditions
5.   Production options, devices and capacities
6.   Structures and devices of water management
7.   Site selection
8.   Steps in the implementation of a new trout
      production unit or farm
9.   Production work and tasks
10. Basic economic calculations of investment and
11. Cooperation among trout farmers

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