First off, we want to give a HUGE THANKS to everyone who took the time to provide feedback on our Draft Aquaponics Standards. The feedback we received was very positive overall, so we felt encouraged that we were on the right track. Perhaps more importantly, there were several areas where you helped us strengthen and clarify our standards, including the use of IBC totes, compost, and soil; water flow requirements; and eligibility criteria for inspectors, among several others.
Our goal is to make standards that are rigorous and flexible enough to fit producers with a wide range of system designs and setups. Writing standards that do both is a tough job, and your feedback was crucial in helping us find the right balance.
If you have any lingering questions about our Draft Aquaponic Standards and the reasoning behind them, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information. If your questions aren't answered there, just get in touch with us through our website.
We plan to begin accepting applications for CNG Aquaponics Certification in January. In the meantime, we're putting the final touches on the standards based on the feedback we received. We will publish them by mid-December, so sign up to get notified when they are released!