Washington, DC, October 26, 2012 – The Family Fish Farms Network, Inc, a DC based aquaponics start up that plans to eliminate long food supply lines by growing both fish and vegetables in a small footprint urban environment, announced today that it is seeking to raise funds through crowd funding, an innovative new funding mechanism made possible by recent changes in securities laws under the Obama administration.
Jerome Peloquin, President of The Family Fish Farms Network (http://www.thefamilyfishfarmsnetwork.com), Inc said, “I believe we’re just the kind of start up The President had in mind when he signed the JOBS Act.”
The Company plans to build over 400 Aquaponic Urban Micro Farms in inner cities across America, creating 10,000 new green jobs in the process. Peloquin went on to say, “Companies like ours are just what our economy needs -- creating new and innovative approaches to replace inefficient, outmoded methods of the past. We can grow both fish and vegetables in any city in America, create new jobs and reduce pollution. More importantly, our whole food system is vulnerable. In this age of global instability, we need locally grown-home town food. That’s exactly what we do.” According to Peloquin, aquaponics combines aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (indoor gardening) and uses fish effluent as fertilizer to grow vegetables. Since fish produce most of the fertilizer and all of the nitrates, no nitrates are discharged into the environment. Since all of the water is recirculated, little water is consumed by the system. The result is an environmentally friendly process that can produce both fish (protein) and vegetables (carbohydrates)
The Company is seeking to raise funds on www.indiegogo.com (http://%2520www.indiegogo.com) More information on Aquaponics and The Family Fish Farm Network, Inc. can be found on its blog .