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The Aquaponics Association has developed a set of provisional Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for aquaponics, a first step in enabling future food safety audits for large aquaponics operations. As these GAPs may run contrary to design of some current home gardens and artisinal farms, recall that GAPs are not mandatory for aquaponic systems that do not need to pass food safety audits. Click to Review Provisional GAP Standards for AquaponicsFDA & USDA Resources for GAP Practices Resources linked here for your convenience. These are general guidelines, while not specific to aquaponics provide a starting point for food safety.
The primary goals and/or vision of this association are as follows: To promote the benefits of aquaponic growing; To educate the general consumer and food safety officials about the inherent safety of aquaponically grown food; and To dispel myths and rumors about aquaponically grown food.
The vision for this organization is that it will also create educational materials, facilitate an aquaponic speaker’s bureau and act as a resource or liaison to the press. Eventually it could also possibly offer legal and insurance assistance and standards and certification for our rapidly growing commercial aquaponic industry.