That’s a question we’re often asked at the moment, so maybe it’s worth taking a moment to think about it.

First off, I don’t any great desire to be a fish-keeper. We don’t have an aquarium full of tropical fish, or even a pond full of Koi. Let’s be clear about this, we’re going to eat these fish. They won’t have names and they will end up on plates.

In 1988 we hit “Peak Fish“, the largest catch of wild fish in the world, at 78 million tonnes. Fish are really good for you – great protein, and the right healthy fats. If we lose them then we have to depend even more on the other protein sources, which for most people means more meat – more cows, sheep, pigs and chicken. All the environmental considerations say we should be trying to eat less meat not more, and the ever-increasing price of oil will continue to increase the cost of raising livestock.

So how are we going to ensure that we – and especially our growing kids – get access to the best possible nutrients? We’re going to grow them ourselves.

With Aquaponics we can ensure that we have year-round access to fresh fish, plus it’ll help us grow the majority of our fresh veg requirements.