Participants at the meeting identified three areas in which Potomac-region growers could advance aquaponics.
The first was food safety. We identified all the actors involved in aquaponics food safety, which turned out turned out to be a very long list! We identified:
- state departments of health,
- state departments of agriculture,
- the USDA,
- the FDA,
- fisheries, and
- third-party auditors
Coordination will be critical among these groups to ensure consistency, fairness, and efficiency in aquaponics food safety regulation.
Stay tuned for more from the Potomac Aquaponics Association.