The Pond Aquaculture Management and Development (POND) is a leading modelling software for assessment of onshore shellfish and finfish aquaculture at the farm-scale level, directed both at the farmer and the regulator. POND is a decision support and management software tool for land-based aquaculture operations.
POND assists onshore aquaculture farms simulate different seeding scenarios, optimise production and environmental sustainability of the farming process.
The POND model simulates aquaculture growth and production of animals in pond culture, taking into account the farm layout, the cost of seed/feed available, the cultivation characteristics (species, stocking specifications, culture period) and pond characteristics (water temperature, salinity, chlorophyll, dissolved oxygen, etc) and calculates the distribution of biomass for cultivated species, with an emphasis on the harvestable weight classes.
POND is a management tool, providing onshore aquaculture farms with an innovative and cost effective approach to analyse production and the environmental components of pond culture, water quality and effluent quality. This is important for commercial shrimp farms, bivalve farms and finfish farms.
|Product Analysis||Simulation of potential harvest|
|Optimisation of harvest timing|
|Changes in stocking density|
|Optimum profit structure with respect to stocking density, pond and feed|
|Calculation of Average and Marginal Physical Product (APP and MPP)|
|Environmental Effects||Deposition analysis|
|Sediment oxygend demand and dissolved oxygen analysis|
|Effect of the pond water quality|
|Assessment of pond eutrophication|
|IMTA simulation on water/sediment quakity, e.g. combining shrimp with finfish|
|Mass Balance Analysis||Mass balance analysis for farms|
|Environmental footprint of farms|
|Production analysis, algal growth using dissolved nutrient analysis and water quality|
|Quality of outflowing water (pond effluent) for farms with circulation|
|Disease Analysis||Stressor-related models to assess disease outbreaks probability (coming soon)|
The intended scope of application is for onshore aquaculture farms. POND can address issues relating to onshore aquaculture faced by a variety of sectors, including:
If you would like to know more about any of our aquaculture models or have any questions talk to us.
POND paper published in the Aquaculture Journal.
POND helps onshore aquaculture farms produce sustainably, determining harvestable biomass and carrying capacity. POND provides a production analysis, an environmental effects analysis and a mass balance analysis.
POND es un modelo acuicola que permite un enfoque de costo efectivo para optimizar la producción, el análisis de la calidad del agua y la optimización económica de granjas acuicolas en tierra.
POND ajuda explorações aquícolas em terra a produzirem de forma sustentável, optimizando a produção aquícola, a qualidade da água e os efeitos ambientais no local de cultivo e a componente económica da produção.