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Visited and Toured Tar Biofloc Farm

Visited an innovative fish farm in Chaing Mai that aims to maintain water quality by using biofloc technology.

Photo: Phimphakan Lebel

Thank you very much Mr. Naret Maidee, manager of the Tar Biofloc Farm in Chiang Mai, for giving us, representatives from the coordination unit for the AQUADAPT-Mekong project, a tour of your farm and explaining the processes involved with this method of aquaculture. The system is indeed very impressive and an innovative approach to water quality management; using microorganisms to turn wastes into floc that fish can feed on, and thus in the process reducing the overall need for pelleted feed.

By Boripat Lebel

Boripat Lebel is a research coordinator at the Unit for Social and Environmental Research at Chiang Mai University. He authored the eBook “A Vomit of Diamonds.” Boripat can also be found on LinkedIn .