This page features links to important websites, research papers, grant opportunities, downloads, and videos that may be helpful towards advancing your knowledge and success in aquaponics.

Aquaponic News

2020 Statement on Organic Certification of Aquaponic Crops from the Aquaponics Association

Grant Opportunities in Aquaponics

2023 USDA Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Grant – The competitive grants will support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects through two categories, Planning Projects and Implementation Projects. USDA will accept applications on until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 27, 2023.

The primary goal of UAIP is to assist eligible entities with projects that support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production. NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2021 will be approximately $4 million.

USDA – Farm Service Agency Microloan Programs – The focus of Microloans is on the financing needs of small, beginning farmer, niche and non-traditional farm operations, such as truck farms, farms participating in direct marketing and sales such as farmers’ markets, CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture), restaurants and grocery stores, or those using hydroponic, aquaponic, organic and vertical growing methods.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Funding Opportunity Database – Search the NIFA website for all competitive Request for Applications (RFAs).

Farm Resources

KSU Aquaponics Production Manual – A Practical Handbook for Growers, Janelle Hagar

EPA Aquaponics Business Plan User Guide

Food Safety and E. coli in Aquaponic and Hydroponic Systems

USDA voluntary GAP Program

Aquaculture Resources

Regional Aquaculture Centers – There are five RACs located throughout the country, and each produces valuable research reports, fact sheets, and other publications that are of interest to fish culturists.

World Aquaculture Society – The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) plays an important role in assuring the progressive development of aquaculture worldwide by meeting the increased global demand for science-based information and technology.

Aquaponic Resources

The Aquaponics Association – The Aquaponics Association promotes the benefits of aquaponics through education, conferences, and outreach.

FAO Aquaponic Design manual– This design manual is great for people wanting to get a better understanding of small-scale aquaponic systems.

Decoupled Aquaponics – A Comparison to Single Loop Aquaponics, New Mexico State University

SRAC 454 -Recirculating AquacultureTank Production Systems: Aquaponics- Integrating Fish and Plant Culture

The Symbioponics Aquaponics Method – Dr. Wilson Lennard – A precision nutrient mass balance method for sizing and managing aquaponic systems

Important Water Quality Parameters in Aquaponics

Aquaponics Food Production Systems – Free 619 page Ebook with a huge amount of aquaponics information