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Australia Take a Deeper Look at Aquaponics

by Ellen Hardy
24 July 2008, at 1:00am

AUSTRALIA - Lectures on aquaponics are planned in Australia in order to look into the possibility of creating a city based industry.

Aquaponics is fish farming and vegetable growing, in which vegetable crops take up fish wastes, and freshened water returns to the fish tank. City spaces are considered ideal for aquaponics, especially rooftops and walls.

According to the news agency Environmental Protection, the lectures on these topics are planned in conjunction with the Skrettings Australasian Aquaculture International Conference and Trade Show in Brisbane, Queensland.

The aim is to encourage aquaponics (fish farming and vegetable farming) on school rooftops, where equipment can be more safely held.

View the Environmental Protection story by clicking here.

Ellen Hardy