We are a professional aquaculture and aquaponics firm based in Portugal
Meet The Team
We're a multidisciplinary team with a passion for creating and operating innovative and sustainable recirculating aquaculture systems. We work with businesses and people to create a more sustainable, circular and healthy food system.
“We believe our technology can make a huge difference in people's lives, at health, social and educational level and for the food self-sufficiency and sustainability of European cities.”Aquaponics IberiaThe Team
Aquaponics is a food production technique that combines aquaculture (RAS) with hydroponics techniques (plant cultivation on water), in a closed and dynamic system where fish waste nourishes plants, which in turn purify water for fish to grow healthily.
Water is recycled continuously by plants and nutrients are mantained at a constant level, without the need to resort to synthetic fertilizers. Additionally, pesticides for plants or medication for fish cannot be used, as it would negatively affect fish and plants.
It is a productive symbiotic ecosystem that truly uses organic and environmentally sustainable methodologies and dramatically saves water.
Experience, skills and technology
We have the know-how and international experience to design, engineer and implement aquaponics systems for educational, residential, research and commercial purposes. We have developed unique technologies to turn aquaponics more long term efficient, sustainable, economically viable and food safe.
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Recognized as a Research & Development entity by the National Innovation Agency (ANI), in the following technical-scientific domains:
Agri-food – Healthy and sustainable food
No pesticides, no synthetic fertilizers, no medication, no GMO, no contaminants, ecosystem and nature driven concept…
Water and Environment – Waste reduction, management, treatment and recovery
The essence of aquaponics. Continuous water recycling and dramatic water savings.
Agri-food – Waste treatment and reuse
Solid waste processing through aerobic biodigesting, converting it to liquid natural fertilizer (back to aquaponics loop) and compost (to organic agriculture).
Sustainably and responsibly produced
Consumers are increasingly concerned about the incorporation of less healthy elements into consumed fish, namely:
• Medications, antibiotics and hormones in aquaculture fish;
• Pollutants, plastics, fibers and heavy metals in wild sea fish.
There is an international trend on growing demand for sustainably and responsibly produced fish. In this context, certifications such as Friend of the Sea respond to these, certifying aquaculture in a responsible and sustainable way, already required by several European retail chains.
Aquaponics Iberia has a protocol with both these certification schemes, significantly reducing consulting costs and annual fees for our customers.
The seal of these certifications grants greater credibility to aquaponics, in accessing the market, both from the perspective of vegetables and fish farming.