M.L. AQUAPONICS
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The M.L. Aquaponics greenhouse at harvesting time © 2005

For more information, please contact:

Marc Laberge, President
Cultures Aquaponiques M.L. inc.
35 rue Brissette
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts (Québec) Canada
819-323-3777
cultures.aquaponiques@bellnet.ca

Welcome

Our aquaponics farm is located 45 minutes north of Montreal in Quebec. It has produced more than 2.6 million heads of lettuce and over 121,000 smoked trout filets since the first harvest in June 2005, while only using 2.5 litres of water per minute. With today's strict environmental policies, this is a true breakthrough in water conservation.

Aquaponics is a farming method that uses the same water to raise both fish and plants - in this case, rainbow trout and Boston lettuce. The technique requires no added chemical fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides or algaecides because the fish waste provides almost all the nutrients required by the plants, and any insects, fungi or algae are controlled by natural methods. Water is also conserved as it circulates between the fish and lettuce basins. It is analogous to the ecosystem of a lake, in which all components have a symbiotic relationship.

As far as we know, it is the world's first and only commercial aquaponic operation producing rainbow trout and lettuce all year long. M.L. Aquaponics, has been in operation since 2005 and has come a long way in perfecting linked and unlinked commercial aquaponic systems.


    
Freshly harvested aquaponic Boston lettuce (left), and president Marc Laberge with a new arrival of trout fingerlings (right) © 2005