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Vertical Farming Explained

Feeding the World in the 21st Century The Problem By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth’s population will reside in urban centers. Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. An estimated 109 hectares of new land (about 20%… Read More »

Arctic Char Farming Introduction

Farm production of Arctic Char in Canada is presently emerging beyond the development stage. Individual farmers and companies are raising the fish in Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and the North West Territories. Commercial production is also increasing in Iceland, Norway and other European countries. Estimates are that between 950,000 and 1,300,000 kgs… Read More »

Aquaculture, Aquaponics and Sustainability: What is an Aquaculture Technician?

What is an Aquaculture Technician? Also known as “Fish Farmers” or “Fish Farm Workers”, Aquaculture Technicians are the front line and the core workers responsible for maintaining fish farms and in ensuring proper husbandry of the farms livestock.Technicians raise and harvest fish, shellfish, and plants in fresh or salt water. The fish and plant life… Read More »

Closed containment is affordable | Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture | Oceans | Science & policy | Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture | Issues

We know that net-pen aquaculture threatens wild salmon, and we also know that the industry is a profitable one that contributes significantly to local, provincial and national economic accounts. The good news is that an increasing body of evidence shows that land-based, closed-containment aquaculture is an environmentally, technically and economically viable option to net-pen aquaculture….… Read More »

Benefits of Recirculation Systems

A more sustainable solution within the thriving aquaculture industry is a production method called Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS). This is a new age land-based fish farming method, has the flexibility to be fully operational in any environment. Highlights of IRAFS – RAS technology Fully controllable year round constant farming and harvesting process designed to regularly produce fresh… Read More »