Success in aquaponics food production lies in the balanced combination of fish with plants within recirculating water systems. Many aspects need to be controlled and integrated, within a legislative framework which is not always starightforward. A series of Factsheets have thus been prepared focusing on key aspects of aquaponics divided into 4 key areas: Systems, Fish, Plants and Legislation. Additional Factsheets will be published over time and subscribers to the Newsletter will be notified when these come on line.
These factsheets include information on a variety of aspects of systems such as filtration, water circulation, systems design, energy, economics and maintenance.
These factsheets concentrate on fish, incorporating aspects such as food and nutrition, fish welfare and fish behaviour, pathology and fish health.
These factsheets concentrate on all aspects of plant cultivation, including the identification and prevention of pests, diseases and nutrient deficiencies.
Legislation is a key area for aquaponics especially as it joins together the two disassociated agricultural domains of aquaculture and hydroponics.