A recent United Nations study predicts that unless something changes, nearly all commercial fisheries will be producing less than 10% of their onetime potential by the middle of this century. Already, almost 30% of the world’s fish stocks fall into that category. In response to the consistent demand for seafood, a global fish farming industry has emerged. It should be noted that in many other countries, tilapia is often farmed in open systems where pollution is a definite issue. Tilapia from China and Taiwan, is particularly suspect, where both pollution and weak management create a potentially contaminated product.
Aqua Farming Tech has been at the forefront of developing and implementing the most advanced, sustainable, ecologically sound methods of producing clean, quality seafood just east of Palm Springs in the heart of the Coachella Valley, California.
Harvesting Tilapia from Grow Out Tank
A significant percentage of the electricity used in operations is generated by a photo voltaic solar array constructed during 2011 on the Company’s main farm located in Thermal; the Company plans to begin construction on a second pv solar electrical generating system on its Mecca farm in March of 2012.
Solar Photovoltaic Electric Generating System Thermal Farm
PV Panel Brackets Embedded in Cement Footers – Thermal Farm Project
Aqua Farming Tech has developed a method of cleaning the water discharged from its fish tanks by flowing it through a series of holding ponds on which grows a plant commonly referred to as water cabbage. A dense network of delicate roots from this floating vegetation reach down into the water naturally filtering and purifying it. During the long Mohave summer, water cleaned employing this natural system is able to supplement the geo thermal water produced by the farm’s wells. This is smart, cost effective and an ecologically sound way to make better use of a very valuable resource: water.