Current farming techniques have caused catastrophic environmental and ecological problems for our planet. This new system of soilless farming that has no impact whatsoever on our environment and particularly on our watercourses will re-set the organic product landscape in our supermarkets, especially as Aquaponic farms are designed to primarily serve the local community and remove long-distance haulage from the supply chain.
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We see only positive things from this valuable, ecological project
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Our Key Project for 2019
The technology and know-how will be transferred from a successful farm in Canada, that has been developed for colder and temperate climates, breeding native fish such as trout.
We have chosen Cumbria for our UK operation, one of the six identified food production zones in the UK. Much of Cumbria is dedicated to livestock farming, in fact the landscape has been shaped over the years by sheep farming due to it's hilly upland geography.
Finding ways to diversify and regenerate upland farming in Cumbria will be paramount post BREXIT, as 90% of income for Cumbrian farmers currently comes from the EU. When the UK government removes the CAPS payment subsidies after the planned agricultural transition period, livestock farming may be financially unsustainable in this region and rural communities are likely to suffer.
Our plan is to develop a 'showcase' operation for Aquaponics, that could be replicated in other parts of the region and within the UK.
Cumbria and it's World Heritage National Park is also a key angling and visitor destination in the UK, so in an effort to create a true 'ECO PROJECT', angling should also be possible on-site so fish also do not require transporting long distances, There are already two lakes on the chosen location, perfect for outdoor recreation.
The Farm will be established as a SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SCHEME for the benefit of the local community and the Angling will not only open up access to the facility for leisure, outdoor sport, health and wellbeing, but will be designed from the ground up as an "All Access' facility catering for the needs of the disabled.