is an integrated agriculture method in which the cultivation of fish and plants are integrated such that they may benefit from one another and yield higher production output in relation to their input resources than either fish or plant cultivation could on their own.
In its low intensity form integrated fish and plant cultivation methods have historically been practiced in various parts of the world for thousands of years.
Today, the so called "rice fish" cultivation, widespread in Asian regions with suitable climate, exemplifies such a relative low intensity integral cultivation method.
As awareness, consciousness, and concerns towards sustainable resource management grows worldwide, "Aquapoincs" has emerged and becoming one of the most productive and sustainable methods for producing agricultural products.
Highly intensive fish life stock production is called "Aquaculture". Fastest plant growth in cultivation has been recorded when plants grow in a specifically for their needs designed soil-less system called "Hydroponics".
Aquaponics is the combination and integration of these high intensity cultivation methods for producing life stock and plants today. By reducing resource requirements in reusing the fish feed input, instead of synthetic fertilisers, as fertiliser for plants and using plants in return to filter water
for the fish, Aquaponics becomes to a higher degree sustainable.