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Benefits of aquaponics

  • Aquaponics is sustainable agriculture. Biodiversity allows more outputs from inputs. Many of these systems incorporate complimentary technologies. Read more

 

  • Saves up to 98% of water in comparison to traditional soil based agriculture. The only water loss is through evaporation and transpiration. Read more

 

  • Help to return wild fish stocks to maximum sustainable yields. (URGENT please get involved). The stocks of fish in our oceans are at critical levels, imagine a sea without fish, or a world without fish fingers! It’s closer than you think. Read more

 

  • Healthier food of higher nutritional content that hasn’t just been grown in a healthier manner but is also still alive at the point of sale. No soil means clean roots, so the end user can for example take their lettuce home and pop the roots in a glass of water keeping the lettuce as fresh as possible right to the table. Read more

 

  • Safer food, Almost all fish consumed globally, regardless of farmed in lakes or harvested from the oceans are contaminated with heavy metals and other toxins, the higher up the food chain the higher the levels build up. Fish farmed in inland lakes are almost all fed on creatures harvested from the wild that means their food is contaminated from day one. Read more

 

  • No harmful pesticides as they would kill the fish, and they aren’t necessary. Safer for human consumption and we’re not poisoning the environment. Read more

 

  • Increased growth rate. Plants grow at two to three times the rate due to microbial activity, oxygen, water and nutrients direct to the root zone. Read more

 

  • No soil or garden required, so you can have a go wherever you live. Read more

 

  • Proximity to market. Urban farms are now a reality. Aquaponics is the most flexible form of agriculture in terms of location and proximity to markets. Fresher food (sold still living) harvested in the consumer districts cutting food miles to almost zero. Read more

 

  • Educational. All the children who’ve seen our aquaponics system have been fascinated, the fish and crayfish get the most attention but the idea that fish poo can be useful is also amusing. The variety of beneficial insects and the nitrogen cycle are just a brief idea of what will catch their attention, it’s an inspiring way to learn hands on, not just horticulture and animal husbandry but sustainability, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics to name but a few. Aquaponics can be of interest to all ages getting more in depth as experience increases. Read more

 

  • First hand experience of environmental issues. Engages people with the natural world and demonstrates ecosystem development and stability. Read more

 

  • More plants per square foot. With vertical growing you can have ten times the number of plants in the same footprint. Read more

 

  • No contaminated run off from or to other farmers’ fields or river etc. Read more

 

·      All natural, truly organic fertilizer Read more

 

  • Aquaponics embraces nature’s natural processes, growing produce as evolution evolved it to grow with increased microbial activity in growing medium. Read more

 

  • No nutrient release from aquaponics, regular aquaculture releases vast amounts of nutrient rich water into rivers and lakes, which is harmful for the environment. Read more

 

  • Scalable. Aquaponics can be as small as a self-cleaning fish tank in the home to family size systems taking a twelve square meter footprint or indeed into commercial scale applications with acres of grow-bed. There are currently significant considerations as to the commercial viability of aquaponics in the UK as stand alone ventures. Read more

 

 

  • Rejuvenation of disused buildings. Disused commercial spaces often go through years of neglect or planning and legalities, as these farms are relatively portable even a two or three year lease can be of great benefit to the community. Read more

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