Commercial aquaculture has now integrated with hydroponics to create a budding new commercial industry.I,m seeking to curate fish species suitable that get along well with this vegetable/fruit growing systems.Aeroponics is yet another branch of this new farming technology.Clean green obviously ramifications for future feeding of the planets communities~
BBC News Tiny fish offers big hopes in genome research DAWN.com Three Zebra fish, which were injected with a green fluorescent protein gene from a jellyfish and a red gene from a sea anemone into its embryo, are seen glowing under ultra-violet...
“Aquaculture accounts for more than half of the state's seafood production, and its continued growth over the past 10 years is testament to the bright future of this innovative industry,” Ms Gago said.
In isolated regions aquaponics has a place in permanant community gardeningThis one is ajacent to a school and trailer park. Roads in cut off by snow at times.The concept is pretty simple: planners recreate a forest ecosystem with edible plants and trees in a public space. Then, in a deviation from most community garden models, they open it up and allow people to forage for food for free.
PlanTree is an award-winning is a vertical plant cultivator hydrophonic system that allows to grow several plants within a limited space. Particularly designed for urban scenarios, this vertical gardening hydrophonic system ...
November/December - 2008 Author: Dr Brett R. Roe and Prof David J. Midmore Is aquaponics technology a viable option for potential investors? In this critical assessment the authors highlight issues...
Charlie Dare's insight:
Here is a link to sustainable aquaponics, in this post, i think the issue about development of sustainable fish feeds is one of the major factors which will help in profitability of commercial aquaponics.
Tasmania Mercury $7.5m boost for Tas research Tasmania Mercury UTAS will join a research hub to examine the commercial development of rock lobster aquaculture systems aiming to develop methods to mass produce lobster seed stock.
Nature World News Fish Use 'Sign Language' For Collaborative Hunting, According to Study Nature World News Fish on the hunt have been observed communicating with other marine life while pursuing prey by using a sort of aquatic sign language.
Recent improvements in hatchery production technology for high-value marine finfish species such as groupers have led to an increased interest in setting up hatcheries to produce fingerlings for aquaculture. Small-scale hatcheries make this technology available to poor people in developing countries. Capital costs for small-scale hatcheries are relatively low, and the profitability of these ventures ensures rapid payback of capital investment.
This guide provides an outline of the requirements to establish a small-scale marine finfish hatchery, particularly the economic aspects. It is intended to provide sufficient information for potential investors to decide whether investment in such ventures is appropriate for them. The guide provides some basic technical information in order to give an indication of the level of technical expertise necessary to operate a small-scale marine finfish hatchery. However, it is not intended as a detailed technical guide to the operation of small-scale hatcheries. Additional resources, such as training courses in marine finfish hatchery production, are available and these are listed in this document.
Development of small-scale hatcheries may be more appropriate where there are existing marine hatchery operations, e.g. for shrimp or milkfish. By definition, small-scale hatcheries do not have broodstock facilities, so a supply of fertilised eggs (usually from a larger hatchery) is essential. Access to fertilised eggs and experienced hatchery staff will limit the application of small-scale hatchery technology. Despite this, there is considerable potential for this technology to be widely adopted.
This guide has been written by a team of experts in marine finfish aquaculture who have been involved in a multinational collaborative research project since 1999.
This research project, funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), has made an important contribution to improving the sustainability of marine finfish aquaculture by improving hatchery production of high-value species, particularly groupers.
Further details of research undertaken as part of project FIS/97/73 Improved hatchery and grow-out technology for grouper aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region are available from the project website: http://www.enaca.org/aciar/
Vertical gardens breathe new life into densely populated Asian cities South China Morning Post In Sydney, Blanc is upping the ante, covering 1,100 square metres of the 166-metre high One Central Park tower, the first Australian project by French...
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Charlie Dare's insight:
I recommend looking at these videos before spending much on Aquaponics even if you,ve done a course no body knows it all .Experienced growers get problems that they haven't had before Tomatoes with blight, changing to another fish species like trout that likes a high flow rate of cold aerated water after growing rubbish fish like Tilapia because like European Carp lives in very poor warm low oxygenated water..Latitude, weather influence what is a good species to grow, in glass house, under cover no two sites are exactly the same but crops generally are successful ~
By mass, iron is the most plentiful element on the planet, & one of the oldest metals used by humanity. Learn the specifics about iron in aquaponics.
Charlie Dare's insight:
Many soils actually do have iron deficiencies which are treated with chelated iron. It has less to do with the humus and more to do with the source material (decaying rock and minerals in soil, and fish feed in aquaponic systems). Sometimes iron is very deficient in nature as well. In these scenarios, plants do some pretty amazing things to get iron into their systems (often times there’s plenty of iron, just not soluble iron). So, in the absence of these plants or the presence of heavy iron consumers, we have to take things into our own hands and add iron.http://www.amazon.com/Sequestrene-Iron-Chelate-330-Fe/dp/B0012BGZ9G