Fish Farm at The Earth Centre was a unique project that scrutinised,
researched and operated a field based centre in the search for
best practise in the methodology, design and construction of pond
where made in the following areas:
* Use of
sustainable construction materials
control of fish diseases
this comprehensive history of the three years of activity it will
be hoped that outcomes and lessons learnt, will act as a focus
for yet more research and dissemination of information concerning
The success of the project was driven about by insight, faith,
commitment and community / sponsorship activities.
Finally, one must not forget the myriad of contributors from the
local area, from schools and universities, sponsorship from businesses
and to The Earth Centre whom made this project such a success.
the first phase of the project became a living, demonstration
model of the potential of the proposed sustainable educational
Ltd are presently developing a phased construction of a new theme
park which will broadly cover general issues concerning Sustainable
Development, with a £38 million pound financial package.
Although, there are no plans for a current aquaculture project,
there will be provided a replacement ' Nature Discovery Centre'
which will build on various aspects of the natural environment
presently on the site and more specifically to educational elements
concerning freshwater ecology and food chains.
Centre is a continuous sustained development with 160 hectares
of land available for demonstration environment initiatives.
are being made to develop the 'Circle Tip' (building on the existing
wetland ponds) into a second generation freshwater fish farm practising
integrated methods of the Asian 'five carp' system. This system
contributed to a one million metric tonne increase to World Aquaculture
food production in 1995 and utilises efficient recycling of available
water borne nutrients and energy sources.
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