Aquaponics Leads to FISH TACOS
January 2014 | Michigan Technical University


A portion of Rob Handler’s tilapia harvest from his aquaponics set-up at Michigan Technical University was recently used to make fish tacos served at a residence hall. “Tilapia are a hardy fish that grow well in a controlled environment,” says Rob, whose aquaponics research is a combination of biology, chemistry and engineering. In his system, pipes galore run between fish tanks, storage tanks and the plant beds, which are made up of small clay pebbles. Roots of his tall cherry tomatoes plants don’t have to branch out as far because all the nutrients are deliver right to them. The fish tacos that resulted were a resounding success, says Judy Klutts of Wadsworth Hall Dining Services. “We combined them with coleslaw made with carrots and cabbage from our garden, so it really was a sustainable meal.”


(Source: mtu.edu)

 

 

 

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