Mariculture Mariculture or Aquaculture (marine agriculture)- farming finfish, shellfish and algae under favorable conditions One of every four fish eaten today was raised in either a fw or sw fish farm. Aquaculture also produces: Bait fish Ornamental or aquarium fish
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Mariculture or Aquaculture
(marine agriculture)- farming finfish, shellfish and algae under favorable conditions
One of every four fish eaten today was raised in either a fw or sw fish farm.
Criteria for selecting species for farming:
-inexpensive to grow
- grows quickly
-resistant to disease and parasites
Pond Production of Shrimp
What is AQUAPONICS?
1. Aquaponics is a semi-closed loop ecosystem.
2. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (raising fish in a controlled environment) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil, providing the nutrients to the plants mixed into the water fed to the plants).
3. Aquaponics is a man-made version of Mother Nature's pond, stream, and field ecosystem.
Plants & Algae
Urine Waste (Ammonia)
Hawaiian Fish Ponds
Molokai: South CoastAs many as 60 ancient fish ponds dotted the shallow southern coast of Molokia. Most of these ponds are thought to date back to the 13th Century. They are a tribute to sophisticated aquaculture.
The semi-circular walls of the ponds were made from lava boulders and coral which would keep the fish inside while allowing the sea water to ebb in and out. The fish from these ponds were only eaten by the royal Hawaiian chiefs.