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Harrisburg University is a leader in aquaponics research. Harnessing HU’s state-of-the-art aquaponics system, professors team with students to advance aquaponics, which involves raising fish (aquaculture) and growing plants together in water (hydroponics). In aquaponics, fish waste provides an organic food source for plants, and plants naturally filter water for fish.

Students, like Juniors Maurice Lopez-Soliz and Brent Biever, who intern with HU’s Aquaponics Lab, gain hands-on experience developing skills in a field that many consider a more sustainable and environmentally conscious form of raising food and plants.  The students discuss their work in this video:

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