Is Aquaponics the Next Big Thing?

Aquaponics, the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture, is a hot topic these days. The efficiency of a system that uses fish waste to feed agricultural crops, and the plants in turn cleaning the water for the fish, cannot be ignored.

Aquaculture has long toiled with technology and systems to handle waste streams generated by their product; why not grow organic fish and vegetables sustainably and efficiently in an aquaponic system?

It appears that the science has matured and the real test is whether the will is there to grow this industry.   We took a look at news stories around the country featuring these aqua pioneers and found a growing movement that just might take aquaponics to the next level.

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