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Do we have a Plan B? Exhibition: Fishmarkets in Japan

Posted in Events, Opinion by chardman25 on October 24th, 2011

27 October , 2011
6:30 pm

“Scientific paper, after scientific paper that I read all seem to present the simple statement – that our oceans are dying and we are killing them. The oceans are the life force that keeps our planet alive – yet it has been predicted that we will have wiped out all the life in the oceans by 2049.  This is within my lifetime – and this is just one of those things which keeps me awake at night.  I wonder: Do we have a plan B?  What shall we humans do, once we fish the last fish?” Georgia Laughton

In February 2011, Georgia went to Taiji Japan for a month to photograph the annual 6 month-long dolphin slaughters.  Planning to return in September 2011, the day prior to her arrival back in Kii Katsurra, a typhoon struck this area – with a death tally of more than one hundred people. With the town in crisis, a plan B for her time in Japan was launched – and time was spent in Tokyo exploring and photographing the fish market there.

Do we have a plan B? is graphic and confronting images of Georgia’s exploration of fish markets in during her visits to Japan – and she poses the question: Do we have a plan B for when we kill the ocean?

Do we have a Plan B? is showing at one hundredth gallery between 26 October and 6 November.

Opening night October 27, 6:30pm

one hundredth gallery is located at 49 Porter Street Prahran (between greville and commercial) and is open Wednesday – Friday 11-7  and  Saturday – Sunday 12-5.

Aquaponics – Collaboration of fish and greens

Posted in Models, RDAG by Devin Maeztri on April 27th, 2009

Aquaponics is the integration of fish and hydroponic plant production in a circular system,where nutrient-rich water is removed from the fish tank to grow plants, which, once cleansed by the plants, reticulates back to the fish culture where the cycle begins again.


Aquaponic systems thus provide a closed resource loop that conserves both organic matter and water. They are designed for both commercial and domestic use existing at different scales and are able to provide enough fresh fish and greens to feed a family or more each year. Examples of aquaponic production in Melbourne include the semi-commercial trial aquaponic system at CERES Community Environment Park and various household systems able which are purchased from various suppliers.

To find out more about aquaponics visit the CERES website at or Aquaponics Solutions at

This is from “Social Innovations in Victorian Food Systems”, case studies by Ferne Edwards.