Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. In aquaponics, you grow fish and plants together in one integrated, soilless system. The fish waste provides a food source for the plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in. Aquaponics produces safe, fresh, organic fish and vegetables. When aquaponics is combined with a controlled environment greenhouse, premium quality crops can be grown on a year-round basis anywhere in the world. Aquaponics can be used to sustainably raise fresh fish and vegetables for a family, to feed a village or to generate a profit in a commercial farming venture.
Benefits of Aquaponics
•Aquaponics produces safe, fresh, organic fish and vegetables.•Can be grown on a year-round basis, anywhere in the world.
•The amount of resources needed to produce equal amounts of food with aquaponics and hydroponics methods is less when compared to conventional field agriculture . Aquaponics farming is sustainable, efficient and requires no pesticides.
•Additionally, hydroponic produce is picked ripe, and is thus fresher and tastier than conventionally farmed produce, which is typically picked prematurely, transported hundreds or thousands of miles, and then “gas blasted” with ethylene hormone to ripen artificially