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The Aquaponic Farmer : A Complete Guide to Building and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System

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Profitable cold-water fish and vegetable production. Join the aquaponic farming revolution!

Aquaponic farming-raising fish and vegetables together commercially-is the most promising innovation for a sustainable, profitable, localized food system. Until now, systems have largely focused on warm-water fish such as tilapia. A lack of reliable information for raising fish and vegetables in the cool climates of North America and Europe has been a major stumbling block. The Aquaponic Farmer is the game changer.

Built around a proven 120-foot greenhouse system operable by one person, the book distills vast experience and complete step-by- step guidance for starting and running a cold-water aquaponics business. Coverage includes:



A primer on cold-water aquaponics
Pros and cons of different systems
Complete design and construction of a Deep Water Culture system
Recommended and optional equipment and tools
System management, standard operating procedures, and maintenance checklists
Maximizing fish and veg production
Strategies for successful sales and marketing of fish and plants

As the only comprehensive commercial cold-water resource, The Aquaponic Farmer is essential for farmers contemplating the aquaponics market, aquaponics gardeners looking to go commercial, and anyone focused on high quality food production.

Adrian Southern is steeped in all things aquaponic. After years of urban farming and system perfection, he co-founded Raincoast Aquaponics and raises trout and vegetables for a living in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC.

Whelm King is a business manager, project manager, and entrepreneur who has worked in the arts, agriculture, publishing, media, and law. He is co-founder of Raincoast Aquaponics and lives in Nanaimo, BC.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 204 x 254 x 12.7mm | 725.75g
  • Gabriola Island, United States
  • English
  • 086571858X
  • 9780865718586
  • 20,136

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Profitable cold-water fish and vegetable production. Join the aquaponic farming revolution!

I highly recommend that anyone contemplating an aquaponics endeavor first read this text. The Aquaponic Farmer provides enormous detail on all aspects of designing, building, and operating an aquaponics operation. -- Michael B. Timmons, co-author Recirculating Aquaculture , and Professor of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

AQUAPONIC FARMING - raising fish and vegetables together commercially - is the most promising innovation for a sustainable, profitable, localized food system. Until now, systems have largely focused on warm-water fish such as tilapia. A lack of reliable information for raising fish and vegetables in the cool climates of North America and Europe has been a major stumbling block.

The Aquaponic Farmer is the game changer.

Built around a proven 120' greenhouse system operable by one person, the book distills vast experience and complete step-by-step guidance for starting and running a cold-water aquaponics business.

Coverage includes:

A primer on cold-water aquaponics Pros and cons of different systems Complete design and construction of a Deep Water Culture system Recommended and optional equipment and tools System management, standard operating procedures, and maintenance checklists Maximizing fish and vegetable production Strategies for successful sales and marketing of fish and plants.

As the only comprehensive commercial cold-water resource, The Aquaponic Farmer is essential for farmers contemplating the aquaponics market, aquaponic gardeners looking to go commercial, and anyone focused on sustainability, localization, or high-quality food production.

The Aquaponic Farmer is the essential guide for people serious about setting up a commercial, cold-water aquaponic system. -- Dr. Daniel Baker, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Vancouver Island University
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Table of contents

PrefaceIntro1. What is Aquaponics?2. The Raincoast Aquaponics (RCA) System3. Designing Your Own System4. Constructing the RCA System5. Tools of the Trade6. Managing and Cycling the System7. Raising Fish8. Plant Production9. Maintenance and Standard Operating Procedures10. Marketing and Sales11. Business Planning TemplatesGlossary Bibliography
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About Adrian Southern

Adrian Southern is an aquaponic farmer and entrepreneur from the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. After founding and operating an intensive urban farm and managing a local farmers market, he is currently steeped in all things aquaponics. After years of system perfection, he founded Raincoast Aquaponics and raises trout and vegetables for a living.

Whelm King is a business manager, project manager, and entrepreneur. He has worked and consulted in a wide variety of fields including the arts, agriculture, publishing, media, and law. His pursues his passions of food sustainability, ethics, and rock climbing in Nanaimo, BC.
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