Aquaponics is a sustainable way of growing fruits and vegetables that has gained popularity in recent years. The system promotes a symbiotic relationship between plants and marine animals.
Crop cultivation system in aquaponic uses soil less method of farming since crop nutrition origin from excrement of fish cultivation. Waste from marine animals used as source of nutrition for plants.
It ability to cultivate nutritious crops and raise edible fish.
Organic aquaponic production can produce food in a sustainable way without the use of humanmade nutrients [synthetic fertilizer], the application of pesticides, and treatment with growth hormon and antibiotics In crop and fish cultivation.
Aquaponics producers can apply for organic aquaponics certification to provide confidence for consumers that the plants produced from the organic aquaponics system are truly organic because they meet the requirements of organic aquaponics standards.
Management of organic aquaponic production ensures fish and crops cultivation complies with current version of ICERT Standard on Organic and Natural Aquaponic Production System.
The standard requires aspects of aquaponic management, resources and production processes which refer to the FAO Guidelines for aquaponics production and SNI 6729:2016.
Organic aquaponics certification is given for the scope of food plant products produced from organic aquaponics production systems. Fish production itself cannot be certified organic according to this standard, because fish production is a unit of production from the aquaponics system.
If an aquaponics producer has obtained an organic aquaponics certificate, the producer is entitled to use the Organic Aquaponics logo on product packaging and other promotional materials