Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sustainable marine aquaculture in Midwest

Nebraska farmers have turned to marine fish aqua culture to diversify their business.  Margarey A. Beck from the Associated Press describes the efforts of Cardinal Farms in Dakota City Nebraska to produce Asian sea bass (barramundi) in large indoor fish tanks. 

This trend also includes urban aqua culture in a combined tillapia lettuce production facility in downtown Minneapolis.

As the world's consumption of fish increases, it makes sense to produce fish protein locally.  In addition to the problem of overfishing, commercial fishing is second only to logging as one of the most dangerous occupations in the US.

Indoor Tilapia Aquaponics - 3 min.

Iowa Aquaponics Fish and Lettus - 3min.