French fish farmer to grow start-up vegetable business

Pascal Goumain has combined fish and agricultural farming in a single sustainable business

France's salmon king claims world first as he plans to use trout to grow strawberries 

The businessman behind France’s only sea salmon farm plans to use fish waste to grow strawberries, tomatoes and salad leaves.

Pascal Goumain claims a world first in developing a way to combine fish farming and hydroponic agriculture.

Hydroponic agriculture is the name given to a system in which plants are grown in nutrient-rich flowing water.

It is usually used for year-round cultivation of tomatoes and salad crops but Mr Goumain said his system relies on unheated greenhouses so the crops will be more seasonal.

Summer crops will be mainly soft fruit such as strawberries and raspberries, along with tomatoes, cucumbers and aromatic herbs, and in winter this will shift to cabbages, salad leaf vegetables and herbs.

“We have called it an aquaponic system to show that this is ...

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