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Aquaponics promoted as a fertile enterprise

The state encourages businesses to buy tilapia and produce grown in tandem

By Andrew Gomes

~~<p>With some help from famed local chef Alan Wong, state officials hope to help expand the market in Hawaii for a fledgling form of commercial farming where tilapia and produce are raised side by side.</p>
<p>The Hawaii Department of Agriculture has organized an aquaponic products conference to help interest supermarkets, restaurants and hotels in the vegetables, fruits and fish being produced by a small but growing number of local farmers.</p>
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With some help from famed local chef Alan Wong, state officials hope to help expand the market in Hawaii for a fledgling form of commercial farming where tilapia and produce are raised side by side.

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture has organized an aquaponic products conference to help interest supermarkets, restaurants and hotels in the vegetables, fruits and fish being produced by a small but growing number of local farmers. Login for more...



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