In the meeting held on October 30, Team Commitment to Society ner group has approved the project "Breeded in Green - aquaponic and sustainable" The project has been backed by 9 of the 16 organizations participating in the Team Commitment to Society, and there have been three people volunteered to participate in the activity directly.
This project stems from the problem of scarcity of marine resources available at present and the anticipation of worsening in the near future. Breeded in Green
is a proposed venture that combines the production of fish and vegetables at the same time.
Aquaponics is the technique of growing plants without soil, using only food as dissolved organic waste into water fish farming. Fish farming can be considered as the core of aquaponic culture system. From organic waste generated by the fish do the rest of the processes, in an easy to make, fun, organic and ecological.
Depending on the species of fish you want to grow, parameters or crop needs will be different. In "breeded in Green" will be grown Tilapia, for its ease of use, easy adaptability to crops in closed circuit and its rapid growth. Tilapia is a fish of African origin omnivorous (feeding on plant feed) that has quickly become a highly sought species in the U.S., South America, Asia and Africa.
The pilot is being conducted in a greenhouse of Hondarribia and its objectives are:
- Sustainable water management.
- Energy sustainability.
- Sustainability food. BREEN 100% vegetable food for fish.
- Food safety of aquaculture products
- No heavy metals
- WITHOUT parasites
- 100% sustainable production of tilapia and aquaponic vegetables.