News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Edoardo Pantanella

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Saline aquaponics: Potential player in food, energy production

The integration of marine and brackish water aquaculture with plants can help lead to alternative food production on coastlines, in arid lands and in urban/periurban areas. Some 50 salt-tolerant plants could be cultivated for grains or biodiesel applications. 

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Integrated marine aquaculture-agriculture: Sea farming out of the sea

Aquaponic systems are robust, management is not difficult, and the synergies between fish and plants make vegetable production more profitable than aquaculture alone. The lion’s share of marine agriculture involves salt-tolerant halophytic plants used as food or feed, or in