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Fisherman

Chillicothe, MO

#1 Dec 10, 2012
So the c-t says the aqua farm may occupy the WalMart building. What do you think?
WASP

Kansas City, MO

#2 Dec 10, 2012
Better than the building rotting away and it will create a few jobs.

Interesting business for small town Chillicothe.
guilty bystander

Chillicothe, MO

#3 Dec 10, 2012
Aqua farm?
FishPharm

Chillicothe, MO

#4 Dec 11, 2012
Well I'm sure they will hide the smell & the sewage from going into our system. It will employ a whopping 3 people. The building will probably not be able to sustain the humidity that will be inside. Other then that... grab your poles, cause we are going Tilapia (asian catfish) fishing.

Since: May 12

Chillicothe, MO

#5 Dec 11, 2012
FishPharm wrote:
Well I'm sure they will hide the smell & the sewage from going into our system. It will employ a whopping 3 people. The building will probably not be able to sustain the humidity that will be inside. Other then that... grab your poles, cause we are going Tilapia (asian catfish) fishing.
Once the bacteria cultures are set up it shouldn't smell and the "sewage" goes right back into the system as fertilizer for the plants.
KCHI said it would employ 13 people.
Tilapia are a cichlid, not a catfish and they are from Africa, not Asia.
ALs

Saint Joseph, MO

#6 Dec 11, 2012
yes, 13 people after the green houses are built. For now just 3 to 5 people. My understanding is the green houses has not been approved, just using the old Walmart as a fish farm
Former Mayor Jeff Foli

Chillicothe, MO

#7 Dec 11, 2012
Producing tropical tilapia in colder climates requires an indoor installation where water and air temperature can be controlled, and this requires a relatively larger capital investment than producing the fish outdoors in a warmer climate. This means Chillicothe tilapia producers must maintain a continuous level of high output to justify the high capital requirements.

I wonder if City Attorney Robert Cowherd (overseer of the trust that owns the building), Steve Holt, or Terry Rummery assisted in any market feasibility research. i wish this venture success, but to me, the expense to heat and cool the building will eat up income quickly. Maybe they they have good answers for these concerns. Other areas with cold winters and hot summers have considered this type of venture before and had high expenditures vs more moderate climates. Luckily, Tilapia are a heartier breed than catfish or bass.
Fisherman

Chillicothe, MO

#8 Dec 11, 2012
Is there something similar in Moberly?
Yup

Meadville, MO

#9 Dec 11, 2012
I would say since he has one in trenton and colorado. I doubt hes concerned with heating and cooling issues.
watching

Ballwin, MO

#10 Dec 12, 2012
What's the since of this business? Do you eat this kind of fish? Where is the income coming from? People off the streets wanting to eat it or restaurants? Just wondering never heard of this
Yup

Meadville, MO

#11 Dec 12, 2012
watching wrote:
What's the since of this business? Do you eat this kind of fish? Where is the income coming from? People off the streets wanting to eat it or restaurants? Just wondering never heard of this
.

U can buy this fish at any grocery store i believe its suppose to be healthier
FishPharm

Chillicothe, MO

#12 Dec 12, 2012
SLICK646: After China, the leading suppliers of frozen tilapia for the global market are Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. Iran and India have just decided to allow tilapia farming.
Old Bob

Chillicothe, MO

#13 Dec 12, 2012
Another capitalistic free-enterprise business in pursuit of profit that provides jobs? What a novel idea! OK by me. Full steam ahead! I wish them the best.

But if they make "too much profit", Obama won't like it. They should be made to pay more taxes to redistribute the wealth, and reduce the "deficit".

What about the "carbon footprint" from its energy needs? Did they get approval from Al Gore?
watching

Ballwin, MO

#15 Dec 12, 2012
Import some shrimp and crab and raise them ... Then people will buy that.. Not this crap.. We go catch our own fish, fry and eat it. It's called fish fry and beer not no healthy fish-it u call it!!!

Straight up facts there!! Business will go down and your green house will cost to much cause your trying to make up
For lose of the fish.. So people will go elsewhere! If I could start a business it would be a huge skating rink and arcade! Talk about the money you could be making! So if any chillicothe people want to make money that's way to go or better yet, bring in a sporting good store.
WASP

United States

#16 Dec 12, 2012
Aquaponics is pretty interesting and a lot more common than people think.

I wish them luck!
SHRIMP EATER

Chillicothe, MO

#17 Dec 12, 2012
Tilapia is a mild tasting fish,I know HY-VEE sales it.
WASP

Kansas City, MO

#18 Dec 12, 2012
SHRIMP EATER wrote:
Tilapia is a mild tasting fish,I know HY-VEE sales it.
They also grow fairly quickly and aren't as susceptible to water temperature changes as other fish which makes them ideal to farm.
Old Bob

Chillicothe, MO

#19 Dec 13, 2012
Get Happy

Chillicothe, MO

#20 Dec 13, 2012
watching wrote:
Import some shrimp and crab and raise them ... Then people will buy that.. Not this crap.. We go catch our own fish, fry and eat it. It's called fish fry and beer not no healthy fish-it u call it!!!
Straight up facts there!! Business will go down and your green house will cost to much cause your trying to make up
For lose of the fish.. So people will go elsewhere! If I could start a business it would be a huge skating rink and arcade! Talk about the money you could be making! So if any chillicothe people want to make money that's way to go or better yet, bring in a sporting good store.
You probably complain because the building has been vacant and now you gripe because something is going in there. How about you go to the corner in the nursing home and get off the computer. Or better yet get a life?
Fisherman

Kansas City, MO

#21 Dec 23, 2012
So is this really a go? If so when will they start the construction needed for the transformation of the building?

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