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VOICE OF THE SEA: Commercial Aquaponics

Full TV Episode (25 min):

We check out the supersized aquaponics setup at Maui Aquaponics, where Ed Cichon and Chris Kiser show us how they grow talapia and lettuce in a pest and fertilizer free environment. We then tour UH Sea Grant Hilo’s sturgeonfish and other aquaculture projects with Kevin Hopkins.

Watch the 30-second promo for this episode below or view more Voice of the Sea episodes at

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Episode Extension (9 min):

Chris Kiser shows off the tilapia rearing aspect of the aquaponics system. He discusses stocking density, pH and iron needs of the fish. Maui Aquaponics grows tilapia and lettuce together in a closed system.


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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.