Aquaponics farming in the City of Portland

Asked September 28, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT

We are researching to put a small aquaponics system in the basement of our restaurant. The main goal is to grow herbs and greens as a supplement to our restaurant. The protein (fish) would be used in our employee cafeteria or donated. What licenses would I need to start a small aquaponics farm? We are currently planning four 200-gallon fish tanks and eight 4x6 grow beds.

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1 Response

Hello,
Regarding aquaponics I would get in touch with David Landkamer (he is not in the Ask an Expert system).
Phone:
541-574-6537
Email: david.landkamer@oregonstate.edu
He is an adjunct professor who focuses on aquaculture and aquaponics. Furthermore, you can read the OSU Extension article: Transform fish waste into food for an aquaponics garden.