South Bronx Business Touts Farm Fishing In Trash Cans

April 3, 2012 12:00 AM

South Bronx Business Touts Farm Fishing In Trash Cans
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One Bronx business is farming fish in a trash can and the owners want others to follow their lead.

Bronx Best Blue Tilapia is what Christopher Toole calls the fish he sells at his South Bronx business. Raised for food, the small ones live in traditional glass fish tanks, but the larger ones thrive in garbage bins.

“They like the depth, they like the 3 or 4 feet deep. When they get big, they want to sink away into the dark,” Toole told CBS 2′s Elise Finch. “They prefer that when they’re larger, it keeps them calm. They’re happier to grow faster that way.”

The urban farmer said even though they’re marketed as trash cans, the food-grade plastic containers are perfect for fish as long as they’ve never actually held any trash.

Toole and his partner, Anya Pozdeeva, chose to sell Tilapia because they’re hearty and easy for people to raise. The duo also sells edible plants, which are aided by the nutrient-rich fish water "

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