Comparing aquaponic techniques

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Table 4.2 below provides a quick reference and comparative summary of the various aquaponic culture systems described above.

TABLE 4.2
Strengths and weaknesses of main aquaponic techniques

System typeStrengthsWeaknessesMedia bed units

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2014, Christopher Somerville, Moti Cohen, Edoardo Pantanella, Austin Stankus and Alessandro Lovatelli, Small-scale aquaponic food production, http://www.fao.org/3/a-i4021e.pdf. Reproduced with permission.

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