Worldwide Aquaponics is successor to Anguilla Fish Farm, one of Florida’s oldest and largest aquaculture projects. Aquaponics is an extremely resourceful method of food production that combines the best aspects of aquaculture and hydroponics to create a highly productive living ecosystem for sustainable agriculture. By cultivating fish and plants in a closed loop re-circulating system, fish waste is converted to plant food using natural bacterial cycles. Worldwide Aquaponics seeks to utilize cutting-edge aquaponic techniques to grow organic vegetables for our community, educate others about aquaponics potential, and demonstrate the sustainable nature of aquaponics food production.
Since 1980, approximately 140,000 pounds of harvestable weight fish were raised from fingerling to market size on an annual basis at this site. Water for the flow-through operation was sourced from the Floridan Aquifer. The permitted 3.67 MGD daily effluent discharge was based on 4.31 MGD average daily water withdrawal of the SJRWMD consumptive use permit (CUP).