In 2030, populations of wild fish are disappearing, even though more people are relying on fish as a healthy source of protein. Instead of giving up this food, new production methods like aquaponics will step in to replace fish that we can no longer catch in the wild. Aquaponics combines fish farming with gardening, where plants grow over water to cover its surface, while fish live below. The plants return oxygen to the water, and the fish produce waste that provides fertilizer for the plants. This system is small-scale and needs fewer resources and space than traditional fish farming.
Aquaponic fish farmers will be able to set up operations nearly everywhere. Because of this important quality, aquaponics facilities will be a popular way to provide food in Northern Canada and other remote communities. In 2030, aquaponics will contribute a lot to the diets of isolated or difficult-to-reach populations.
New production methods like aquaponics will step in to replace fish that we can no longer catch in the wild.
Job Requirements and Skills
Aquaponic fish farmers are a new generation of farmer and rancher. Being able to care for animals and plants will be extremely important to this role. A green thumb and a love for plants will also be helpful. An organized, attentive aquaponic fish farmer will be able to produce big yields to feed their community.