Aiming to breed fish, plus grow tomatoes, peppers, and basil:

Aquaponic project worth $950k launches in Iran

"The first aquaponics unit for breeding ornamental fish with the capacity to produce 35 thousand pieces of fish was launched in Ravand region," shares the head of the livestock production improvement department of the Kashan Agricultural Jihad Administration in Iran.

The head of the Livestock Production Improvement Department of the Kashan Agricultural Jihad stated, "Kashan city is the hub of the country's ornamental fish production with an annual production of 46 million pieces of ornamental fish. 40 billion Rials (946,500 USD) of funds have been spent to set up the first eco-oponic unit for ornamental fish breeding."

Ahmadi Moghadam emphasized that the development of aquaponic fish farming farms, in the conditions of a water shortage crisis, saves water consumption, reduces the cost of production, and produces plant and fish materials organically without the use of chemicals."

He added, "The implementation of this project, the water obtained from the cultivation of edible and ornamental fish is used for the production of plants such as tomatoes, peppers, and basil, and then after purifying the water, it can be used for the production and cultivation of fish."

The head of the livestock production improvement department of the Kashan Agricultural Jihad administration, referring to the establishment of the ornamental fish settlement, said," The operation of this settlement on a land of 49 hectares is a good capacity for the breeding industry of Kashan in the Kashan region, which people have been identified and ranked, and after providing water The requirement is implemented by water affairs and road and urban development department, the handover stage is also implemented."

Source: ISNA

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