Aquaponics History in the Making!
To date, collaborative aquaponics work in Europe has been conducted under the umbrella of the EU Aquaponics Hub of the European COST program which is coming to an end this year. Practitioners needed a new organization to continue collaborating and sought the advice of the Aquaponics Association of the U.S.
At the end of the conference the top brains got together to plan the next step, and the EU Aquaponics Association was born!
The attendees appointed Ragnheidur Thorarinsdottir from the University of Iceland to be the initial chair of the Association.
When the day was over we gathered to celebrate, and the EU growers proved they can party just as well as us in the U.S.
Many attendees of the EU conference expressed interest in attending the U.S. conference in Hartford, CT this September 21-23. Last year in Portland, OR we had representatives from over 10 countries, maybe we can beat that this year in Hartford?