Since we first posted on the urban food revolution known as aquaponics, we've seen all kinds of systems for growing fish and vegetables in one, symbiotic relationship. A few, like the proposed Urban Aquaculture Center
and Friendly Aquaponics' farm in Hawaii, have been commercial-scale operations. But most practitioners seem more focused on small-scale, backyard aquaponics than anything else.
Nevertheless, there are those who are working to commercialize the idea. And, according to the video below at least, the experience of running small-scale backyard systems is crucial to developing a larger, commercial-scale operation.
Talking to Gina Cavaliero from Green Acres Organics, aquaponics expert Murray Hallam explores just what it takes to create a viable aquaponics business. From starting small and learning from your mistakes, to aiming for lower fish densities and focusing on vegetables, there are some important tidbits here.
I'd love to hear from anyone else who is practicing commercial-scale aquaculture too.