Gallery: Bronx Couple Set Up a Sustainable Urban Fish Farm in 50-Gallon...

Image ©Bytemarks, A large urban fish farm

Not far from the New Fulton Fish Market in the Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point, Christopher Toole is doing a little fishing of his own. Leaving behind a life of financial planning, Toole and his girlfriend Anya Pozdeeva have set up shop as urban fish farmers. Dozens of 50-gallon plastic recycling bins make up the couple’s fish farm, where they are raising tilapia and other fish. The fish are part of a small urban farm at a Bronx Community Center, where an herb garden is fertilized by the fish’s waste.

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  1. LCL March 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I believe the tanks pictured above are WAY bigger than 50 gallons. A rain barrel is 50 gallons. These are likely 500 (10 rain barrels) or maybe even 5000 gallon size tanks.

  2. 4spike May 5, 2012 at 3:54 am

    I think this is an incredible idea It would be really good if it could be done in this country. And I understand Tilapia is a very tasty fish..