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Aquaponics: An innovative approach of symbiotic farming

Panigrahi G. K.*, Sasmita Panda, Surendra Nath Padhi

Abstract


Aquaponics is a typical bio-integrated system that forms a critical link between the recirculating aquaculture with hydroponic vegetable, flower, and/or herb production. It establishes a type of symbiotic relationship between aquatic animals with that of plants with in a system. Recent advances by researchers all around the globe have curved aquaponics into a working model of sustainable food production. This innovation named aquaponics respects principle of sustainability as well as gives a possibility to increase economical efficiency with an additional productivity. For the improvement of man’s health, we must reconsider the agricultural sciences in such a way that we can develop technologies friendly for the environment.

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Aquaponics; Hydroponics; Farming; Agriculture; Technology; Environment; Sustainable; Aquaculture

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21746/ijbio.2016.09.005

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