Browsing the "aquaculture" Tag

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Aquaponics at the University of Hawaii

Aquaponics is such a great idea. The fish and vegetables lived in a closed system, which means the water is basically reused over and over. Fish supply nutrients to plants and plants do the same. The space required is minimal, too. At least compared to conventional fish farming and field-raised vegetables.

October 2nd

Tilapia Takes a Toll on Fiji's Native Fish

The native fish of the waterways of Fiji are battling an invasive species, one advocated by many sustainable fish farming proponents: tilapia. A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society found that streams with tilapia contained 11 fewer species of native fishes than those without, leading to speculation that the introduced species may be feeding […]

January 15th

50,000 Non-Toxic Puffer Fish Raised in Japan

Considered a delicacy by many, puffer fish are the second most deadly vertebrate in the world.  In fact, in order to prepare fugu, Japanese chefs must obtain a special license after three years of apprenticeship.  Only 30% of chefs actually pass the test and become fugu licensed.  The dangers of preparing and eating blowfish may […]

November 30th