Our mission: Make available Aquaponics knowledge to anyone!
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think” ― Socrates
The purpose of our Aquaponics Manual is to display the international Aquaponics knowledge in a more intelligible and comprehensive pattern. In such a way that our Premium Members can figure out on their own from the data released the best choices for starting out their Aquaponics businesses. Since every project has its peculiar requirements and background economic issues.
And considered that we’re going through this matter, I am keen to dispel a misconception. Not all the commercial aquaponic systems are expensive.
As well as each country has its geopolitical features an entrepreneur has to deal with. Reason why it’s not always true that the purchase of farmlands is cheaper than the construction of an aquaponic facility (i.e Canada current situation). Most noteworthy you have to take into account the local market demand.
Most of the time, I argue on Facebook groups devoted to Aquaponics with operators of the field on this matter. Because they arrogantly undermine every type of cultivation different than salad or leafy greens. Same as every fish or crustacean species other than Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) — widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific region from Southeast Asia to Papua New Guinea and Northern Australia –and Australian Marron (Cherax cainii).
What’s these people are missing? An in-depth market analysis.
A production of salad in Aquaponics can make economic sense if you set up your activity in a food desert region. But in countries with a centuries-old farming tradition it’s just a foolish investment.
The same applies for the fish/crustacean species to rear. Furthermore in this case you have to verify which non-native species are allowed in your country. As well as the market demand for the animals you’re going to rear. Then you have also to take into account the availability nearby your facility of juveniles to purchase. Of course, you can choose to get them from overseas. But how much is the delivery going to cost you? How much is the transport going to affect the health of the animals?
In other words, it’s pretty impossible for anyone, expert or less, apart from you make the right choices that will affect the success of your Aquaponics business. This is the main reason why we choose to outline the main features of each type of cultivation and reared species in our Aquaponics Manual. In fact, as you can see our lessons aren’t “How to…”. Our suggestions are implicit in the topics we choose to examine. Since Aquaponics’ universe is really a groundbreaking sector with amazing opportunities still not explored. And according to us anyone can proof to be a pioneer of this field.
This is why in our lessons we mainly focus on trials and niche-market Aquaponics productions. And this brings up the whole quarrel on the aforementioned Facebook groups about the sources we use. Hence, I want to clear the air. For our 9-year research and training services on Aquaponics we have done a work of cross-correlation of the data resulting from scientific papers, productive activities either of Aquaponics, Aquaculture and Hydroponics and our own experience. Most of our “discoveries”- that we have tested – come from this kind of survey, besides our personal insight. But we couldn’t stop there. Because we commit ourselves to unlock the full potential of Aquaponics. So we decided to design our Aquaponics Manual as a virtual library where anyone have the full picture to get an idea on the choices that best fit one’s project.
In such a way we aim to open the path for the incoming generations of pioneers.
Making room for a creative and out-of-the-box insight.
Exploring the wide-range of opportunities that Aquaponics can open up for each specific situation.