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

Regarding aquaponics I would get in touch with David Landkamer (he is not in the Ask an Expert system).
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.