A bio-economic model for commercial on-growing of pike-perch (Sander lucioperca)

A. Kamstra

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    One of the major aims of the project ‘Lucioperca’ is the assessment of economic feasibility of farming of pike-perch. In order to make this assessment, a model was constructed which could process all required input and give the answers necessary. The model consists of a spreadsheet model of seven linked sheets which cover aspects like, productivity (growth and density), investments, unit prices, cost of production and cash flow. The model covers the on-growing cycle starting with a fingerling of 10 grams up to a variable end-weight.The model shows that on-growing of pike-perch in a recirculation system can be marginally profitable under the assumptions used with an Internal Rate of Return of 8,01% and a production price of 4,74 euro per kg. The profitability is very sensitive for the market price attained. Scale of production and productivity are other factors of major importance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationIjmuiden
    Number of pages25
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Publication series

    NameRIVO report
    No.nr. C055/03


    • aquaculture
    • pike perch
    • feasibility studies
    • economic analysis
    • fish farms
    • economic models

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