Tag Archives: Aquaponics

Aquaculture opportunities emerging in Manitoba – an expanding food farming sector in the Prairie provinces.

Aquaculture has been practiced in Manitoba since the late 1960s. It began with experimental stocking and fish growth studies in “pothole” lakes in the Erickson area in southwestern Manitoba. These pothole stockings were conducted by the DFO Canada Freshwater Institute and the Manitoba Government. Many of these lakes were considered to have the potential to… Read More »

Canada’s largest aquaponics vertical farm proposed for St. Stephen – New Brunswick – CBC News

Stewart Farms wants to establish Canada’s largest aquaponics and indoor vertical farming system in St. Stephen. Source: Canada’s largest aquaponics vertical farm proposed for St. Stephen – New Brunswick – CBC News The way we grow food in the world is differently changing. Given the rapidly expanding world population and declining food supplies, we need… Read More »

How Much Food and Water are we Wasting?

A report done recently by the UK’s Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has discovered that about 1.2-2 billion tons of the food produced in developed countries is either wasted by poor storage, bad distribution, or over rigorous “often perception based” quality standards. The current wasteful behavior is extremely ignorant, and accounts for 30-50% of the worlds produced… Read More »

Mississauga opens Canada’s first aquaponic food bank farm – Toronto – CBC News

The Greater Toronto Area is now home to the country’s first aquaponic food bank farm. Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water and without soil) together in one integrated system. The Mississauga Food Bank unveiled its new setup Wednesday night. It will offer clients access to fish and vegetable Source: Mississauga opens… Read More »

Closed Loop Aqua Farming: What Is Sustainable Land Based Aqua Farming?

In my opinion, it is the synergistic combining of resource conservation technologies for water and energy management with Aquaculture, Aquaponics culture techniques in a manner where resource inputs are minimized and negative impacts mitigated. Well designed and properly operated land based Aqua farms provide safe high quality food products to consumers while minimizing the resource… Read More »