Conference on Aquaculture and Aquaponics

Theme: A step towards Sustainable Aquaculture & Fisheries

  21 -22 March 2019  ||  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Aquaponics refers to any system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponic system, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by nitrifying bacteria initially into nitrites and subsequently into nitrates that are utilized by the plants as nutrients. The water is then re-circulated back to the aquaculture system.