Aquaculture for all

The Growing Trend of Backyard Fish Farming

Technology & equipment

GENERAL - Raising chickens in your backyard is so last week. Another self-sufficient form of feeding your family is growing in popularity - small scale aquaculture, a.k.a. backyard fish farming.

There are all sorts of reasons to be concerned about the fish you can buy at fish markets or grocery stores, reports Mother Nature Network. According to the organisation, over-fishing, mercury, and industrial fish farms with overly drugged fish that pollute the oceans are all reasons why putting more fish in our diets, which nutritionally is a good thing, can be a bad thing environmentally.

Just like growing a vegetable garden or even raising your own chickens isn’t anything new, backyard fish farming isn’t new either. It’s something that’s been around for a long time. It’s just that a new generation is learning about it and beginning to practice it.

According to Mother Nature Network, there are several methods of backyard fish farming including one that uses a small above ground swimming pool inside the house. Apparently, you don’t even need a backyard to get involved with backyard fish farming.

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