Increasing the Economical Efficiency and Sustainability of Indoor Fish Farming by Means of Aquaponics - Review


  • Flavius Blidariu Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Animal Science and Biotechnologies, 300645-Timişoara, Calea Aradului, 119, Romania
  • Adrian Grozea Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Animal Science and Biotechnologies, 300645-Timişoara, Calea Aradului, 119, Romania


aquaculture, aquaponics, hydroponics, organic products, recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS)


This review focuses on increasing economical efficiency and sustainability of indoor fish farming. Aspects like
sustainability and economical efficiency were reviewed. In order to improve man`s health we must reconsider the
agricultural sciences, by this we understand that we must develop technologies friendly for the environment.
Sustainable indoor fish farming is the farming of the new millennium. Combining aquaculture with hydroponics we
obtain a new innovation named aquaponics which respects principles of sustainable agriculture (wastewater
biofiltration by plants) and gives us the possibility to increase economical efficiency with an additional production
(organic vegetables).


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