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[treated as singular] A system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic creatures supplies the nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water:‘thanks to its automatic recirculating system, aquaponics does not require much monitoring or measuring’
- ‘We also chose to incorporate fish cultivation through the use of aquaponics, allowing us to farm protein and produce at the same time.’
- ‘Described as a "fish farm-cum-kitchen garden," the Local River works using the principle of aquaponics, a system used in Far East fish-farms.’
- ‘Still in its infancy, aquaponics is following a steady upward growth curve.’
- ‘Aquaponics, or the cultivation of plants that grow on the surface of nutrient rich ponds, is the final stage in the system.’
- ‘Although aquaponics is seen primarily as providing a valuable twin crop for commercial hydroponic growers, Chapman says the dual system is also an opportunity for backyard hobbyists’
- ‘His zeal for aquaponics led him to the farming class.’
- ‘"Since we don't want to give up the rich diet we now enjoy, technologies like aquaponics can fill a gap and help us to grow things such as pak choi, which would otherwise be imported."’
- ‘By using eco friendly methods such as aquaponics, hydroponics, aquagardening, aquaculture and fish farming the world should be able to eat green!’
- ‘A new indoor fish-growing and aquaponics facility will enable inmates to grow fish for meals and produce fertilizer that will allow them to grow produce year-round.’
- ‘He tried to introduce aquaponics, a self-replenishing agricultural system, to rural villages.’
- ‘Mr. Hughey is not just another proselytizer for aquaponics but, in his words, an ‘agri-missionary’ who hopes to help feed the developing world.’
1930s (in the sense ‘hydroponics’): blend of aqua- and hydroponics.
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