Low saline aquaponics system with Silver Pompano as a candidate species

Suresh Babu, P P and Shilta, M T and Vinod, K and Asokan, P K and Imelda, Joseph (2018) Low saline aquaponics system with Silver Pompano as a candidate species. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (237). pp. 22-23. ISSN 0254-380 X


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Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that integrates hydroponics and aquaculture practices in order to attain optimum utilization of nutrients by re-cycling. Aquaponics facilitates the symbiotic production of vegetables and fishes with minimum inputs, organic farming like management and higher control on production. Aquaponics system is extremely water efficient, does not require soil and does not use fertilizers or chemical pesticides. Silver pompano Trachinotus blochii is a preferred candidate species for mariculture due to the availability of hatchery produced seed, adaptability to commercial pellet feeds, good market demand and excellent meat quality. The species has proven good for farming in both marine as well as low saline water bodies. Adopting the principles of nutrient utilization in aquaponics and the ability of silver pompano to grow in low saline conditions, a prototype of a low saline aquaponics system integrating one month reared fingerlings of silver pompano T. blochii, with a common, leafy vegetable Amaranthus by employing a 0.25 hp submersible pump for recirculation was developed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Low saline aquaponics system; Silver Pompano; aquaponics
Subjects: Aquaculture
Aquaculture > Mariculture
Divisions: CMFRI-Kozhikode
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2019 09:16
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2019 09:16
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13996

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