Good Agricultural Practices for Aquaponics

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 view the online version of the Provisional GAPs.

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N.B. - CanadaGAPs and other food safety audits have been used in the past by some farmers to certify aquaponic systems. However we understand that GFSI will be scaling back on numerous previously-approved audits, and have reason to think these existing audits may cease to be viable in the future.