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The PERCH MAN ABN 42 065 149 145

Do you know the difference between a good and a bad consultant? A bad consultant knows everything. A good consultant knows, he does not know everything, but he knows where to get accurate information for you.

Bruce Sambell, often called the Jade Perch Man, or Perch Man, is the founder and designer of Ausyfish Pty Ltd Bruce has been involved with fish at a commercial level for over 40 years. His role as industry consultant has provided cross sector experience at many levels. Sound advice is available to existing industry participants and especially those considering entering freshwater finfish aquaculture. Bruce has gained considerable experience over the years as the commercial development of Australian native freshwater fish developed. Bruce was the first to breed many species, including sleepy cod freshwater archer fish, and a number of Australian native freshwater fish. Bruce was one of the first to ever spawn jade perch He has now been breeding them continually, longer than anyone currently in the industry. Bruce is the president of the Aquaculture Association of Queensland Inc (AAQ) (For about 20 years.) Bruce was also Vice President of the Queensland Aquaculture Industries Federation Inc., (QAIF) for over 3 years. Bruce sat on the committee of QAIF for over 14 years. Bruce also sat on a number of Government bodies as an industry consultant, including the Queensland Department of State Development and Innovation's Aquaculture Reference Group,  the Queensland Freshwater Management Advisory Committee, the Translocation Sub-Committee for freshwater fish, and Queensland's Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme Sub-Committee. (An advisory body for stocking freshwater fish in lakes and rivers throughout Queensland for recreational anglers.) He was also the industry "food safety" representative for a number of years. As part of his role as industry leader he coordinated many major aquaculture conferences and training workshops. He also sat on several regional advisory bodies, including, the Fisheries Regional Development Committee for Hervey Bay and the Fisheries Regional Development Committee, Bundaberg.

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Learn how to breed and grow Australian native freshwater fish. 

Click picture for video of perch larvae filmed under water 24 hours after hatching 

Consultanting options and fees. There are three levels of service.

LEVEL 1  -  Members area of this web site. You can sign up for one day, three months or one year. Payment using PayPal from AUD$25.00. You will have access to detailed information about jade perch, silver perch, Murray cod etc. Over 30 years hands on experience is posted in this area. I, Bruce Sambell, AKA the Perch Man, have often been told I should write a book. These days the electronic world is the first place people tend to go for information. Therefor I decided to put my knowledge, as well as other peoples knowledge that is relevant to Australian native species, all in one place, the "members area" of this web site. click to sign up

 

LEVEL 2  -  Site visit, (I visit your farm.) is available to existing and potential growers of Australian freshwater fish. Advice is based on over 30 years experience and hands on practice. Many clients use this as an opportunity to have staff trained in better fish handling practices. The following is a list of services offered.

  • Environmental manage plans
  • Operating procedures
  • Staff daily task organisers
  • Quarantine protocols
  • Bio-security
  • Daily start-up and close down procedures
  • Codes of practice
  • Disease management plans
  • Customized instructional videos
  • General design and layout
  • Farm design and layout
  • Hatchery procedures
  • Cooperative marketing
  • Site assessment
  • Personalised instructional videos

FEE AUD$450.00 per day plus travel days. Minimum days on site is three days, plus travel days.

All expenses are additional. Including airfares, (NOTE: For long flights, business class will be booked for one leg of the trip.) meals, accommodation, and out of pocket expenses. Payable in advance.

 

 LEVEL 3  -  PREMIUM SERVICE 

SPECIAL  COVID-19   DEAL   For commercial clients

Because travel restrictions during COVID-19 make on-site visits impossible, a new set of videos have/are being uploaded. These videos are for all level 3 clients, new and existing. A special fee for access to the videos is now available. These videos cover in full detail many subjects including:

> How to condition breeders for spawning
> How to microchip your breeders
> How to take an egg (oocytes) sample
> How to inject ovulating hormone
> Which hormone to use
> How to release larvae into a plankton pond
> How long from injection to releasing larvae into a plankton pond
> How to fertilise a plankton pond
> How to design a plankton pond
> How to breed jade perch
> How to breed silver perch
> How to breed sleepy cod (soon hock)
> How to wean your fry
> How to manage/prevent diseases. With NO antibiotic !
> How to design your hatchery
> Farm design

. . . and many more

INCLUDED    Special video requests made to order,       AND      Up to 100 follow up email questions answered.

For access email bruce @ ausyfish .com

 

 

Fee AUD$4,000 two year access. click for short video 

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 LEVEL 3  -  (PREMIUM SERVICE AFTER covid-19)

  • One on-site visit per year, up to three days on site. I visit your site, and offer advice based on my experience including the list below.
  • Staff training. 
  • One year access to members area of on this web site
  • Conslutations by phone, email, or app comunication, up to 100 times per year.
  • Customized (Personalised) instructional videos 
  • General design and layout of aquaculture sheds, facilities, hatchery, purging etc.
  • Farm design and layout
  • Site assessment 
  • Independent Australian standards audits conducted by qualified auditor.
  • Cooperative marketing with other clients in your region
  • Hatchery procedures
  • Document preparation - includes
  • Tailored bio-security/quarantine protocols
  • Environmental manage plans
  • Operating procedures
  • Staff daily task organisers - check lists (Tick sheet)
  • Quarantine protocols
  • Bio-security
  • Daily start-up and close down procedures
  • Codes of practice
  • Disease management plans
  • Customised Disease Management Manual

FEE: AUD$7,800. Payable in advance.

For the on-site-visit, this fee includes all expenses such as airfares*, accommodation, meals. Nothing for you to pay.     *Airfares are limited to countries within the South East Asia areas, such as, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and anywhere in Australia. Outside these areas, by negotiation.

 

Currently working with clients in, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Bangladesh, Queensland, Western Australia, and South Australia. 

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Perth February 2020 - Silver perch grow out facilirty

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Malaysia December 2019 - Breeding jade perch.

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Singapore December 2019

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Hong Kong December 2019. Introducing business opportunities with other Australian companies.

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Below Jade perch farm near Ipoh Malaysia

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Below working with client breeding program in Ipoh, Malaysia.

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Below left, from left, Mr Phong jade perch grower Malaysia, Darren Emmett Grower from Australia, Perch Man, and Captain Borman jade perch grower from southern Malaysia.

Below right Jade perch farm in Taiwan 

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Below: working with hatcheries and farms in Malaysia. Developing best practices and disease management tools.

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Below unpacking jade perch fry in Malaysia 

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Below, Australian freshwater table fish get attention from James Cook University, Singapore campus, and growers.

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Below left site compliance and  accreditation. Below right. In China, weaning difficult species.

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Below: on site in Hong Kong demonstrating management with video presentation, and practical handeling methods.

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Teaching practical skills to staff in Hong Kong and Malaysia

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BELOW LEFT: Hong Kong Fisheries Department.  RIGHT: Unpacking jade perch in China

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BELOW: Leon Ashby Operations Manager for Queensland Senator Fraser Anning Leon's wife, Jane on the right. Advice on future aquaculture potential in Queensland. 

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Below: Design and construction of fish farms and hatcheries.  

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Below: Spawning Australian native freshwater fish

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Below: Disease management and treatment practices

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Below; Developing management practices

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