Dear All

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is conducting a survey of aquaculture farms and requests the assistance of tilapia farmers.

This survey questionnaire concerns the usage of medicines and chemicals in aquatic animals in the country. Some farms have provided some of the information before, however it is important to complete the survey questionnaire and provide as much information as you can. A similar questionnaire has been submitted to pharmaceutical suppliers, agricultural co-operatives and private and state veterinarians in the country with the intention of cross referencing information provided so that accurate data can be obtained.

The purpose and intent behind the survey is explained in the introduction. The DAFF would like to emphasise that information provided will only be shared with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) who is assisting the Department with this survey and no farm name or the identity of any farm personnel will be shared publicly.

The survey can be found at  https://www.thetilapiasite.co.za/file_list.php (please scroll to the bottom of the page).

Kindly forward completed questionnaires to SashaS@daff.gov.za (and cc saughs@yahoo.com) no later than the end of business on Monday, 24 April 2017.

Regards

Valdi