Tudor speaks to Maine Public about aquaponics

Maine Public interviewed Scarlett Tudor, education and outreach coordinator for the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, about the potential of aquaponics, a hybrid of hydroponics and aquaculture. Tudor said one of the exciting possibilities of aquaponics is that it can reduce the distance that fresh produce and fish have to travel to get to consumers. “I think that we need to diversify how we grow these organisms for food. … When we have these land-based technologies, they come with waste streams, and what do we do with that? Well, we should be growing more food with that,” Tudor said.