Aquaculture’s Next Big Thing?

More than a thousand walleye are in the six sets of circular water tanks at the UW-Stevens Point (UWSP) Aquaponics Innovation Center in Montello, Wis. And they swim around in near-total darkness, their environment protected by several sets of pitch-black curtains. “Walleye are sunset and nighttime feeders,” explained Chris Hartleb, UWSP professor of aquaculture and… Read More »

Five Reasons why Farmers are turning to Aquaculture

1. Demand America’s appetite for seafood is growing and with 83% of it being imported from outside of the country, farmers are recognizing an opportunity to feed this demand from their existing infrastructures. 2. Sustainability The UN has estimated that the world’s food output needs to double by 2050. With depleting wild stocks and an… Read More »

Why Closed Containment Aquaculture?

  Fisheries and Ocean Canada the lead federal department in managing Canada’s fisheries,  in 2014-09-09, published the following statement on their website concerning closed containment aquaculture : Closed containment describes a range of technologies for aquaculture; from floating bag systems to land-based recirculating water systems. Closed containment is a barrier technology that attempts to restrict… Read More »

Winnipeg Urban Agriculture | Contained Aquaculture – Aquaponics

  Manitoba Urban Aquaculture Project  Our business model uses IRAFS growing Technology. The IRAFS Closed Loop Production System produces safe high quality consumable products while minimizing the resource inputs and maximizing conservation. Based on science and technology, this farming method has emerged as the best green alternative to provide consumers with value, taste and convenience… Read More »