Genetics
Traceability REALIBILITY

Majority of fish producers are precluded from producing their own eggs due to the expense of maintaining good genetic.

Our
Water IDEA

Our water is sourced directly from pristine groundwater at an altitude os 2100 Msl.

Our
Health STATEMENT

The hatchery is operating as a closed recirculated rainbow trout broodstock farm and is certified free.

About Us

Situated in the “trout capital of Africa”, the picturesque Dullstroom Highlands of the Mpumalanga province in South Africa, we’re the Southern Hemisphere's leading supplier of certified disease-free trout eggs. Sourced from selectively bred and naturally spawning stock during the Northern Hemisphere's spring and summer months.


Dunkeld Trout Hatcheries is a privately owned aquaculture company backed by the Go Touch Down Corporation. We are registered as an approved export facility with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Our focused team of experts, with over 75 years combined experience, are driven to provide our clientele with not only the highest quality eggs but also fish that perform in a variety of conditions.


The aquaculture sector is experiencing tremendous growth worldwide. Through the supply of naturally spawning and selectively bred disease free eggs, Dunkeld Trout Hatcheries ensures that trout farmers around the world can maximise their aquaculture potential and together, we are making a sustainable contribution to food production for a rapidly growing global population.

Genetics
Traceability & Reliability

Majority of fish producers are precluded from producing their own eggs due to the expense of maintaining good genetic variability and improved genetic quality. The largest and most advanced producers prefer to purchase.

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Health
Statement

The hatchery is operating as a closed recirculated rainbow trout broodstock farm and is certified free of the diseases covered in this statement.  All fish are tested by the internationally recognised and OIE approved ARC.

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Sustainability
 

As wild stocks rapidly decline, the demand for farmed fish is increasing significantly. Therefore, due to its utter magnitude and its impact on the oceans, the aquaculture industry is an important part of the overall picture.

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Information

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Majority of fish producers are precluded from producing their own eggs due to the expense of maintaining good genetic variability and improved genetic quality.  The largest and most advanced producers prefer to purchase ova from proven disease-free and genetically superior sources, such as ova from Dunkeld Trout Hatcheries.

Dunkeld has invested significantly to ensure a reliable source of improved genetic quality eggs producing fish with excellent growth rates.

As part of our quality assurance program Dunkeld can, with confidence, provide identification from individual parent fish to egg and on to customer as we have full traceability of all of our stock. Through temperature control and careful natural selection of parent stock we can assure of clientele of a reliable supply of troutova (subject to early orders).
  • Superior Quality
  • Large Egg Size
  • Certified Disease-Free (in terms of the O.I.E with additional guarantees)
  • Performance tested & Proven Quality
  • Mixed Sex; All Female & Sterile Available.
  • Guaranteed High Hatch Rates
  • Global Customer Service
  • Maximum Survival Rates
  • Ongoing Research & Development
  • Qualified & Experienced Staff
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Global Availability & Full Traceability
  • Complimentary Technical Assistance
  • Tamper-proof Packaging
The hatchery is operating as a closed recirculated rainbow trout broodstock farm and is certified free of the diseases covered in this statement.  All fish are tested by the internationally recognised and OIE approved ARC Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute every six months.
Terms and Conditions of Sale:
FISH HEALTH
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide. http://www.oie.int/

CEFAS
Cefas is a world leader in marine science and technology, providing innovative solutions for the aquatic environment, biodiversity and food security https://www.cefas.co.uk/Default.aspx?RedirectMessage=true

EU Commission on Animal Health / Aquaculture
In the field of aquaculture and aquaculture products, the basic Union legal provision is Council Directive 2006/88/EC on animal health requirements for aquaculture animals, and on the prevention and control of certain diseases as amended by Commission Directive 2008/53/EC, Commission Implementing Directive 2012/31/EU and Commission Implementing Directive 2014/22/EU. http://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/live_animals/aquaculture_en

Rosselkhoznadzor - Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance
Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance is the federal organ of executive power, carrying out functions on control and supervision in the field of veterinary science. It establishes and lifts phytosanitary quarantine zones , it controls the use of pesticides and agrochemicals, it maintains soil fertility, it is responsible for selection achievements, protection, reproduction and use of objects of animal world (hunting resources) and aquatic biological resources, and it also carries out the functions on protecting the population from animal infectious diseases. http://www.fsvps.ru/fsvps/main.html?_language=en

Iran Veterinary Organisation
IVO is the Iranian competent authority in the field of animal health and raw animal derived product hygiene. http://www.ivo.ir/portal/Home/Default.aspx?CategoryID=8383e386-52c3- 4d5d-Aaa5-021810fd4f43

World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA)
Formed in 2006 as a global non-profit Professional Association, the mission of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association is to serve the discipline of aquatic veterinary medicine in enhancing aquatic animal health and welfare, public health and seafood safety, in support of the veterinary profession, aquatic animal owners and industries, and other stakeholders. www.WAVMA.org

DAFF Animal Health
Advancing food security and transformation of the sector through innovative,inclusive and sustainable policies, legislation and programmes. http://www.daff.gov.za/daffweb3/Branches/Fisheries-Management/Aquaculture-and-Economic- Development

Sterkspruit Veterinary Clinic (Private Aqua Vet)
Dr Huchzermeyer consults for fish farmers throughout the southern African region.
Over the years he has presented many courses on various aspects of fish health to role players in the aquaculture industry as well as to hobbyists and colleagues, and has published a number of papers on his work with fish and crocodiles. Since 2012 he has been an honorary Research Associate in the Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science at Rhodes University, Grahamstown and has been co-presenter of training courses on aquatic animal diseases for veterinarians throughout Africa on behalf of the World Animal Health Organization (OIE). For many years he has been closely involved with the disease free certification process required for trout ova and koi for export to the EU. Furthermore, he is a Title 50 certifying official for salmon exports to the USA. http://www.sterkspruitveterinaryclinic.co.za/index.php/aquaculture.html

RECOMMENDED READING
Aquaculture Magazine
Aquaculture Magazine Online provides information on fish farming, fish processing, fish breeding and fish raising. http://www.aquaculturemag.com

Fish Farmer Magazine
This bi-monthly magazine, published by Special Publications of the United Kingdom, focuses on issues important to the global aquaculture industry, with a particular focus on the UK and the rest of Europe. In addition, their website provides daily coverage to the industry’s most important breaking news http://www.fishfarmer-magazine.com/

Fish Farming International
Fish Farming International is read by decision makers working in every aspect of aquaculture. Many are fish farm owners and operators; others are involved in research, engineering, farm equipment supply, feed manufacturing, fish health, processing, education, administration and governmental bodies. For three decades Fish Farming International has reported on the global developments made in aquaculture. The industry has seen the paper grow to become its authoritative monthly trade newspaper. It is this experience, combined with a commitment to expansion, which gives the journal a unique position in the market. http://www.fishfarminginternational.com

Hatchery International
Hatchery International is the only magazine focused exclusively on the early rearing (hatchery) side of the aquaculture industry, fisheries enhancement and recirculation technology. http://www.hatcheryinternational.com

Intrafish
The world’s leading provider of seafood news and information, covering seafood marketing, seafood processing, commercial fisheries and aquaculture. http://www.intrafish.com/

Seafood Source
SeafoodSource.com covers breaking news articles on that pertain to the foodservice & retail industries worldwide. http://www.seafoodsource.com/

ASSOCIATIONS
British Trout Association
The British Trout Association Ltd (BTA) represents the UK trout farming industry and aims to provide a legislative framework for the industry, to support research and development and to promote marketing activities within the industry. http://britishtrout.co.uk/

Federation of European Aquaculture Producers
FEAP, the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers, is the united voice of the European aquaculture production industry, being the Federation of National aquaculture associations in Europe that represent professional fish farming. http://www.feap.info/

The Aquaculture Association of Southern Africa (AASA)
AASA was established in the late 1980’s in order to represent the interest of the then fledgling aquaculture industry in Southern Africa. The Association has since developed into a structure with representation from the various sectors contributing towards the aquaculture industry of the region, including marine species such as oysters, mussels, abalone and prawns; freshwater species such as trout, catfish, tilapia, ornamental fishes; as well as service providers such as feed companies, equipment suppliers and veterinary services. http://www.aasa-aqua.co.za/

The World Aquaculture Society (WAS)
Membership in WAS connects aquaculturists with their colleagues world-wide through meetings, publications and the online Membership Directory. https://www.was.org/default.aspx
Majority of fish producers are precluded from producing their own eggs due to the expense of maintaining good genetic variability and improved genetic quality.  The largest and most advanced producers prefer to purchase ova from proven disease-free and genetically superior sources, such as ova from Dunkeld Trout Hatcheries.

Dunkeld has invested significantly to ensure a reliable source of improved genetic quality eggs producing fish with excellent growth rates.

As part of our quality assurance program Dunkeld can, with confidence, provide identification from individual parent fish to egg and on to customer as we have full traceability of all of our stock. Through temperature control and careful natural selection of parent stock we can assure of clientele of a reliable supply of trout ova (subject to early orders).
Our water is sourced directly from pristine groundwater at an altitude of 2100 Msl, with no agriculture, aquaculture, residence or industry in the catchment area. Our water has Protected Water Source certification and complies with both the conditions of importing countries and the Aquatic Animal Health Code of the World Animal Health Organisation (O.I.E) To provide, and ensure, additional biosecurity and then further enhance the value for our clientele we filter our water further to 1 micron and sterilise using Ultra-Violet.

Not only does this protect our hatcheries against potential disease threats but also protects our valued clients against the threat of importing a disease.

Through our state of the art recirculation technology we have complete control over all of our systems.  The brood-fish; nursery and grow-out ponds are on individual recirculated systems, representing 3 separate epidemiological units.

These units are all situated indoors with cooling facilities, ensuring optimal grow-out conditions.

This also significantly improves bio-security as the risk of predators is effectively excluded.
Our trout test negative for:  
IPN    (Infectious pancreatic necrosis)   
VHS   (Viral haemorrhaegic septicaemia)
IHN    (Infectious haemopoietic necrosis)  
BKD   (Bacterial kidney disease)  
SAV   (Salmonid alphavirus)  
ISA    (Infectious salmon anemia)   
EHN  (Epizootic hematopietic necrosis)  
EUS  (Epizootic ulcerative syndrome)  
Gs     (Gyrodactylus salaris)   
Furunculosis   (Aeronomas salmonicida)  
Whirling Disease   (Myxosoma cerebralis)

Our Team

Roy Charsley

Chief Executive Officer

ric@troutova.com

Alutius Oberholzer

Group Chairman

aco@troutova.com

David Senekal

General Farm & Broodstock Manager

davids@troutova.com

Hestie Van Der Merwe

CFO

hestievdm@touchdowncorp.com

+010 (300) 8705

Tijan Oberholzer

Sales Director
International

tco@troutova.com

Gary Charsley

Sales Director
Western Europe

garycharsley@manx.net

+44 7626 417 866

Marcos Xosé Ramallal Vilar

Sales Director
Spain & Portugal

marcosramallal@gmail.com

+34 659 474 354

Виктор Кабаков / Viktor Kabakov

Sales Director
Russia,Belarus & Ukraine

vrasskiy@gmail.com
russiantrout@gmail.com

+7 911 296 3138 / +7 911 181 7570

Irakli Pataraia

Sales Director
Georgia,Armenia & Azerbaijan

iraklipataraia@gmail.com

+995 599 155 069

Willy Montes

Sales Director
Peru
Columbia

wmontes@centralagropecuaria.com.pe

+51 954 062 608

Bahram Ghannadian

Executive Partner
Iran

bahramgh@yahoo.com

+98 912 101 8568

Adrian Bodea

Sales Director
Romanian

salmontana@yahoo.com

+40 (722) 662 000

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Contact Us

Address

80 Tonteldoos Road
Dullstroom,1110

Phone

Irakli Pataraia - +995 599 155069
Bahram Ghannadian - +989 121 01 8568
Tijan Oberholzer - +27(76) 809-5877
Roy Charsley - +27(76) 941-8380

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