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Singapore: ‘Floating Ponds’ that could see farms in parks, rooftops

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:41
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This particular Floating Pond as an intensified way of doing farming

By Wendy Wong
Channel News Asia
Sept 4, 2017


A three-storey prototype was developed in partnership with Singapore fish farm Apollo Aquaculture Group. Since its implementation last year, the fish farm has seen its yields increase by more than three times.

“This is something we’re not (just) talking about, we’re really demonstrating it. And I think this puts us at an advantage.”,” said Apollo deputy CEO Lucky Phua.

The farm plans to double its capacity to six storeys, which could potentially lead to a yield of up to 5,000 tonnes of food fish annually.

Surbana Jurong said it is in discussions with government agencies to implement the new system in urban areas in the future. It also has plans to expand overseas, such as to India, China and Africa, Mr Wong said

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