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Singapore to build vertical fish farms

Smart City Chirine Etezadzadeh

Industrial fish farming, such as it is done in Norway (pictured), takes up considerable space. Image source: Shutterstock (#562377406).

Consulting firm Surbana Jurong and Apollo Aquaculture Group have developed a solution to improve food security in Singapore, and unveiled their urban farming model Floating Ponds on Tuesday at a press conference.

The companies want to build vertical fish farms, multiple storeys of ponds and filtration tanks in a circular ecosystem. As projected population growth is rapid, and a a report by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore shows that local farms only provide around 8 percent of the fish consumed, the farms will surely help.

“There is increasing consumer demand to know where food comes from and whether it is sustainable,” Tan Yok Joo, deputy director, architecture, at Surbana Jurong, said.

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