Hello, I am Paul Golden, the President of the Center for Sustainable Aquaponics, LLC. We are excited that the Aquaponics Garden Community offers such an easy way to discuss ideas around the commercial viability of aquoponics. I have seen mentioned on these forums the desire for costs benefit analysis of commercial aquaponics systems.
Our group has long recognized that better work is needed by the professionals in this field to account for costs and to replicate their models. We have spent the past two years prototyping commercial systems while collecting economic costs and production data to compare with UVI as well as traditional hydroponic and aquaculture producers. We are willing to offer our insights on these topic for those of you seriously considering a future as regional producers. Please check out our community page and our homepage.
Best of luck to all the early adopters and soon to be industry players.