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US (WI): Man creates aquaponic farm in himself

Nestled in the forest off Highway 8 east of Laona sits Wild River Harvests farm. A newly built pole building and greenhouse catch your eye as you come up the driveway, but inside is not what you’d likely expect. “I think it looked like I was a mad scientist in the backyard building a rocket ship. They…

Prison certificate program to teach US inmates aquaponic skills

The Aquaponics Association developed and is implementing an aquaponics training and certificate program for prison residents. The Program has graduated its first round of participants in Texas and will expand to prisons nationwide. The team that implemented the project include Mac McLeon, Prison Officer…

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Large aquaponics operation proposed for land in Central Saanich

A level of mystery continues to surround two large outdoor tanks off Wallace Road near Stelly’s Secondary School in Central Saanich. A spokesperson for Pacific Aquaponics, the company said to be behind the tanks at 7210 Wallace Dr., declined comment when Black Press Media visited the site recently but…

Voices of the sea: Waimānalo Aquaponics

Agriculture professor Ted Radovich shows the aquaponics systems at the Waimānalo Learning Center, where the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) researchers are working to improve aquaponics techniques and sharing their research with the community. Public health researcher Jane Chung-Do is studying the societal…

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Growing crops with aquaponics

Interested in growing crops with aquaponics? Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the Online Aquaponic Intensive Workshop - October 19th & 20th via Zoom. This two-day event, taught by Dr. Matthew Recsetar, is perfect for those using or wanting to use small to medium-scale systems. Both…

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Aquaponics project uses black soldier flies to break down food waste set to expand

An initiative in Tampines Park to convert food waste into nutrients for use in vegetable and fish farming is set to be extended to other parts of the town. The produce from the farms is currently undergoing food safety checks, said the Singapore Food Agency (SFA). Possible sites at blocks 106, 270, and…

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Korea: Catfish and cherry tomatoes prove successful match

The combination of catfish farming with the cultivation of cherry tomatoes using eco-friendly technology has resulted in a boost to harvest yields. The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute raised catfish and cultivated cherry tomatoes at the same time using a biofloc technology-based…

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US (PA): Mobile lab brings aquaponics closer to society

AgWorks at CCA created “The AquaJack” Mobile Aquaponics Lab to bring learning opportunities across the state of Pennsylvania.  AgWorks at CCA (Commonwealth Charter Academy) has a physical location at their Capital Campus in Harrisburg, PA. The AquaJack Mobile Lab is a fully functional, small-scale version…

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A review on aquaponics for improved food security in Africa

As an emerging technology, there is very limited information on aquaponics in Africa. Questions about the ecological and socio-economic sustainability of aquaponics are answered in this comprehensive review. A newly presented review considers aquaponics projects in Africa, categorizes the technology by…

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US (WI): Feeding Pewaukee with fresh fish and greens

Patrick Hansen’s interest in aquaponics started as a hobby. He started growing lettuce, and that grew into Valor Aquaponics LLC, based in Pewaukee.  In December 2019, he officially started the company, working with business partner Devin Johnson to grow an assortment of organic lettuces, microgreens, herbs…

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Scotland: High hopes for aquaponic gardens investment

Roaming towards us is Paul Lister, Alladale’s owner. Rather than the tweedy get-up traditionally favored by Highland landowners, he is sporting cords, trainers and a slightly…

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US (KY): A peek into the aquaponic farm

Lexington (KY) is an indoor aquaponics farm. The farm is part of FoodChain: a nonprofit working in the heart of Lexington, KY to forge links between their community and fresh food through education and demonstration of sustainable food systems.   The fish and produce are sold to a next-door restaurant. Becca Self,…

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Cuba: Exploring the benefits of hydroponic farming

As Cuban entrepreneurs are seeking to meet local demands for diverse food amid the impact of COVID-19 compounded by the decades-long U.S. embargo over the island, the aquaculture industry is gearing up for take-off. Guido Lopez found Vidabum, an aquaculture business in a nearby  Havana brewery which he turned…

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Study on aquaponics: Intelligent technology smart fishing compressed

A study by S. Mallick, H. Easmin and I. Hussain with the Assam Agricultural University, compiles the need and technical understanding of self-sustenance and viability of aquaponics.  Aquaponics is a combination technique; set to make a change in the plants and aquatic products. The recycling of nutrients is…

Pontus Protein:

Combining rainbow trout with water lentil production

“We’re building a commercial facility and a unique space to bring partners together and see the technology in motion,” says Steve McArthur, chief technology officer at Pontus Protein Ltd (i.e., Pontus). Pontus is a vertical aquaponic farm in British Columbia that combines the production of rainbow trout…

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"Aquaponics answers many of today's food production struggles"

Like a shimmering purple spaceship, the glowing greenhouse stands in the middle of an old dairy factory in an Eindhoven industrial park in the Netherlands. It can't fly — but, if the founders of the startup Phood Farm have their way, their business will soon take off. They hope the future of agriculture…

Jamaica: Embracing backyard aquaponics

Vanessa Green was intrigued by the operations of a fish farm and wanted to start her own. Her curiosity led her to begin aquaponics farming, a venture she thoroughly enjoys. Green engaged in the modern-day farming techniques for a couple of months in her backyard in Porus, Manchester, after she enrolled…

West Coast Market is China’s first food wholesaler to endorse aquaponics certification

China Supply and Marketing Agricultural Production Wholesale Market Holding Co. Ltd., one of China’s leading wholesale food providers, has pledged to source seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills as part of an agreement that the…

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Aquaponics: the food production system of past and future

99% of fish consumed in the Grand Duchy is imported, while Luxembourgish farmers produce less than 3% of all consumed vegetables. Young entrepreneurs Daryl Fuchs and Manuel Arrillaga launched a start-up company in an attempt to change this status quo. "Fësch Haff" intends to farm both vegetables and fish…

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German investor brings aquaponic farming to Southern Africa

A German investor, Desert Foods International, DFI has partnered with a South African Farmer to implement a historic climate-resilient agriculture vegetable and fish farming project. The project, which will spread to the entirety of Southern Africa, commenced operations most recently at a farm in South…

US: Young farmer has big plans for aquaponics

With 64,000 square feet of growing space, Springworks Farm in Lisbon, Maine, is a place where plants and fish grow in aquaponics harmony. “So it’s one big ecosystem, and we’re essentially stewards of it,” says Trevor Kenkel, founder and president of Springworks. He started tinkering with aquaponics while…

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US (NY): Okra plant grown aquaponically in Brooklyn

It's morning in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and Yemi Amu of Oko Farms is tending to her crops as her next-door neighbor releases his pigeons from their coop. "They never bother us," she says of the birds taking flight. As the pigeons circle overhead, Amu, the farm's founder, and director, carefully examines…

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Singapore: Siemens invests $14,1 million in floating aquaculture startup

Singapore Aquaculture Technologies (SAT), a pioneer of tank-based closed-containment aquaculture systems on floating structures, has finalized a Series A financing round totaling S$9.2 million. The main part of this equity investment comes from Siemens Financial Services (SFS) via Siemens Project…

Iceland: Aquaponic farm established in old cow barn

Amber, the owner of Ísponica, a newly-established vertical farm in Hólar, Iceland introduces herself. "I‘m originally from the Savannah, Georgia area. I‘ve been living here in Iceland since 2018, which is when I started my MSc at Hólar University, where I studied lumpfish."  It‘s always been a dream of Amber…

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Edmonton non-profit launches initiative to donate produce to local organizations

Edmonton's Better Business Bureau has launched a new initiative aimed at helping local organizations combat food insecurity. The Diversity, Inclusion and You (DI&Y) Farm started as a small garden outside the BBB, but quickly turned into a way to give back to the community. Produce from the garden will…

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US: "$1 bln Build Back Better initiative will profit from aquaponics"

The Aquaponics Association has sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack about how aquaponics can support the USDA’s new Build Back Better Initiative. The USDA’s Build Back Better Initiative is investing up to $1 billion to support and expand the emergency food network so states, food banks, and local…

US (NC): Tomato festival vital to expand school greenhouse projects

After having to cancel its Homegrown Tomato Festival last year, 100 Gardens returns with a virtual festival and watch parties across the greater-Charlotte area featuring…

Growth of basil in aeroponics, DRF, and raft systems with effluents of African catfish

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) was cultivated in three hydroponic subsystems (i) a modified commercial aeroponics, (ii) a dynamic root floating (DRF) system, and (iii) a floating…

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Italian-Tunisian project on aquaponics has been launched

Celavie, an Italian-Tunisian cooperation project in the aquaculture and agriculture sectors, funded by the European Union, has been launched. The project has a financial endowment of 900 thousand euros as part of the ENI Italy-Tunisia Cross-border Cooperation Program and is coordinated by the regional…

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South Africa: Aquaponics project for children

At Beleaf Aquaponics, based at Belhar Community Centre, the excrement of fish is used to ecologically cultivate vegetables. A pump is used to transport the water with these excrements to the plants, which uses this natural fertilizer to grow very fast. On top of that, the plants filter the water, so that…

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Jamaica: Growers benefit from free NHO training in aquaponics

As Jamaica experiences increasingly severe impacts of climate change and food insecurity, more farmers are turning toward environmentally sustainable farming practices. More specifically, commercial farmers and those interested in small-scale farming for their families' needs are implementing aquaponics…

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US (DC): Aquaponic system giveaway

Scott is giving away his aquaponic system. If you are interested in it, please email brian@anacostiaaquaponics.org and you will be put in contact with him to arrange the transfer. The system includes an IBC fish tank, a full IBC sump tank, a 55-galsettling filter, 3 half-IBC grow beds and 4 half-barrel…

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Aquaponics in Malaysia: the characteristics and cost

Aquaponics in Malaysia is gaining strength as an alternative method of soilless cultivation. Some common crops that Malaysians grow are chives, Chinese cabbage, peppers, lettuce, bitter gourd, ginger, mangoes and even edamame and Japanese rock melons. At the local level, the business landscape of…

Study on identification of bacteria species in aquaponics system

Aquaponics is an integrated production system of aquaculture and hydroponics. Beneficial bacteria convert the ammonia and solid wastes produced by fish in the aquaculture component into essential nutrients for plant growth in hydroponics. The objective of the present study was to identify the bacteria…

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More people turn to fish poo to grow fresh produce

Aquaponics on the rise in Australia

When John Bowskill threw caution to the wind, moved to Western Australia's southwest, and started growing fresh produce with fish poo, his friends were skeptical. "Some of them thought I was a little bit crazy choosing an alternate kind of lifestyle," says the former veterinarian and computer programmer.…

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High hopes for aquaponics system inspired by sewage treatment

In a recent study, researchers demonstrated that the system could improve nutrient remineralization for the plants, while removing excess nitrogen and carbon from the system, creating a healthier environment for fish. The study, published in Frontiers in Plant Science, was undertaken by researchers from…


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