Aquaponics has many benefits including: reusable water, energy efficiency, local food production and educational opportunities.
Water is recirculated using a method involving biological filtration. Low water usage produces multiple benefits. For example, applications in areas where farming would normally not be possible. It reduces overall cost by increasing energy savings.
Local Food Production:
Family and commercial farms provide organic vegetables and fish daily, enhancing the local economy and promoting healthy eating.
Aquaponics can be run on little electricity or with an alternative energy sources such as solar panels or bio-gas.
Aquaponics can be used as a hands-on model for the study of integrated bio-systems in high school and college biology classes. It also shares many practical applications at the elementary and junior high school levels, including math and science.