BUSAN, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The combination of catfish farming with the cultivation of cherry tomatoes using state-of-the-art eco-friendly technology has resulted in a boost to harvest yields.
The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute raised catfish and cultivated cherry tomatoes at the same time using a biofloc technology-based aquaponics system.
This method increased output by 37.9 percent and 68.7 percent, respectively, compared to existing methods.
Biofloc technology refers to a process that thoroughly decomposes and purifies feed residues and excretions generated by microorganisms and micro algae within the farming aquarium, thereby making it unnecessary to change the water.
Aquaponics is a production method converging aquaculture with hydroponics. This method cultivates cherry tomatoes by circulating the water that is used for catfish farming.
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