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Boston Aquaponics

This group is for those in the Boston city area interested in aquaponics for private interest or commercial purposes to share information, experience, and resources.

Location: Boston, MA
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Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2016

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Boston City Re-zoning

Started by Austin Hsu Aug 4, 2012. 0 Replies

Boston city is currently going through a re-zoning process to accommodate commercial urban agriculture in the city, which was previously prohibited. I have been going to the work group meetings at…Continue

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Comment by David Greenstein on December 15, 2012 at 10:46pm

Hi Austin,

Thanks for your comments. My system is just for personal consumption. I don't know why aquaponics has not become more widespread. I would like to see aquaponics grow to provide localized commercial sources of food. It makes so much sense.    

Comment by Austin Hsu on December 15, 2012 at 3:47pm


Sounds awesome. Because I currently live in an apartment, I am restricted to smaller systems. Due to known government restrictions and requirements of permits, I'm considering not growing fish altogether :(

Do you plan to grow for personal consumption or commercial?

Comment by David Greenstein on December 10, 2012 at 10:46pm


I have an aquaponics system set up in my 8'x12' greenhouse in West Roxbury. It has been in operation only for about 1 month. It has a 70 gallon fish tank with 25 blue gill fingerlings and one 2'x3' grow bed. I am planning to expand it with a second grow bed and another fish tank and grow beds eventually. It is unfortunate that Boston considers tilapia an invasive species even though tilapia would never survive in the cold New England waters.


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