GOOD: Urban Aquaculture

6 Nov Professor Martin Schreibman says our oceans have been overfished beyond repair. If we’re going to keep eating fish and chips, tuna tartare, and all those omega-3 fatty acids, we may have to rely on aquaculture. Schreibman is working to bring those fish farms into the city. Urban aquaculture? We’ll bite.


25 Responses to “GOOD: Urban Aquaculture”

  1. RoyalJackofSpades November 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    @paperhummingbird lets get one city to that first. its a grand dream of mine

  2. drahm33 November 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    I hate aquaculture videos by academics that do not address the cost of electricity or fish food. We live in the real world.

  3. AaaaghJOE November 6, 2009 at 3:22 pm #


  4. Fire4FX November 6, 2009 at 3:33 pm #

    Telapia is banned in Australia unfortunately as a live fish source. But I have seen perch & barramundi live in local fish stores.

  5. philoposos November 6, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    Cool : this is an industrial ecology.

    ( At least it doesn’t look like another one of those hippie dirty ecological stupidity! )

  6. davedavedaveannoy1 November 6, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    Its better then soil erosion and contamination…its self sustaing…its environmentally friendly…all you need is water…and an old guy with a masters degree approves of it…

  7. WaiWu November 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    so where do they get the food for fish? if it’s from an outside source then it’s not really substantial

  8. sok8888 November 6, 2009 at 5:06 pm #

    Just want to add that you could have save a lot of research by talking to the Chinese farmers who has been using hydroponic system for thousands of years – rice field with carps and shrimps. In fact, my grandfather was farming fishes from mountain spring filled pond that cascade to his vegetable/rice field, which then cascade down to an duck farm, which the waste was dried and used as fertilizer. The ducks loves to hike 300m up to swim at the fish pond and eat insects from the vegetable farm.

  9. InKa4484 November 6, 2009 at 6:00 pm #

    I wish i could do this.

  10. surebenwin November 6, 2009 at 6:44 pm #

    hi! where can i learn this urban farming from? is there any way i can get a hold of you guys? i think this is the best way to produce better food for humanity.please let me know where i can learn this from.

  11. surebenwin November 6, 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    hi! where can i learn this urban farming from? is there any way i can get a hold of you guys? i think this is the best way to produce better food for humanity.

  12. bakeee November 6, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    @ElizabethAGreene that sounds amazing, i know you commented a year ago on this video… but are u still doing that?

  13. Lugo428 November 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm #

    @speedsk8r010 This system can be used for ANY version. Hot, cold, fresh, salty, clear, murky, anything. He taught me that like last week.

  14. sexy52637 November 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm #

    @ElizabethAGreene you are awesome!!!!!!!!!! can you send me pics?

  15. ElizabethAGreene November 6, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    @aussiebluemax – I haven’t seen any papers on it and can’t make an informed comment. My gut feeling is it comes down to how the fish are raised. I would be surprised if it was reproducible with fish raised in a low stress clean water environment with a quality feed.

    It is my uninformed opinion that many Alzheimers patients are misdiagnosed and have Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease. Ruminant bone meal is (was) a very common ingredient in fish feed and may be a vector for CJD.

    Best of Luck.

  16. Alacritous November 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm #

    Google it. Tilapia is often included in diets as a TREATMENT for alzheimers.

  17. aussiebluemax November 6, 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    @ElizabethAGreene i read recently that talipia flesh may cause alzeimers disease so scientists say from a survey .have you heard or know anything about that .

  18. danman911 November 6, 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    Dont forget to house a few chickens in the room also. They produce a lot of BTU’s of heat, and eggs. They eat anything left over also.

  19. 2266money November 7, 2009 at 12:04 am #

    @canandie then how about farming those feeder fish and feed them a meat type diet like they do with cows

  20. dontlikenumbers November 7, 2009 at 12:35 am #

    some people use shredded coconut husks.

  21. dontlikenumbers November 7, 2009 at 1:31 am #

    You don’t know anything about tilapia fish. They are herbivores. They eat plant matter. So, where did you pull that figure from?

  22. lianghaochen November 7, 2009 at 2:22 am #

    @krxlhubxu hydroponic

  23. speedolite November 7, 2009 at 2:46 am #

    This is an old number. It is now around 1.8 to 2 lbs. But even so, the fish in the system described eat a vegetarian diet. By far most of the forage fish caught in the ocean go to feed chickens, pigs and yes, your pet cat.

  24. paperhummingbird November 7, 2009 at 3:06 am #

    I wonder if one day every city would have a beautiful aquarium where we could admire fish, learn about sustainability, and supply local markets…

  25. foggelus November 7, 2009 at 3:36 am #

    @MarkProffitt nice i can dig that

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