Samrækt is the Icelandic translation of the English word aquaponics. It is composed of two other Icelandic words SAMAN and RÆKTA. These words form the sentence
AÐ RÆKTA SAMAN – TO GROW TOGETHER.
Aquaponics is a combination of fish culture and growing plants. Fish wastewater becomes toxic for the fishes. Nonetheless this wastewater is rich in nutrients that the plants can feed of. In this way, the plants take up the nutrients, cleanse the water, which is then returned to the fishes.