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Marine biologist and fish reproductive endocrinologist Yonathan Zohar, PhD gives a tour of his aquaculture laboratory at the University of Maryland Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. Dr. Zohar and his team have developed a system which incorporates the whole life cycle of threatened marine fish. The lab creates its own salt water, which contains no pathogens, heavy metals, PCBs, or other impurities. The system also does not release waste into the environment. Organic filters purify the water, while remaining solid waste is converted to biofuel. Algae are also grown as a source of fish feed and biodiesel.

Breakthrough Sustainable Aquaculture System Featured