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- (agriculture) A sustainable food production system that combines traditional aquaculture with hydroponics, with effluent from the water being used as nutrition for the plants.
2009 July 5, Elizabeth Royte, “Street Farmer”, in New York Times:
- Pumps send the dirty fish water up into beds of watercress, which filter pollutants and trickle the cleaner water back down to the fish — a symbiotic system called aquaponics.
system that combines aquaculture with hydroponics