There is an overwhelming buzz about aquaponics in Hawaii, and the Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture has a vested interest in the local success and expansion of the industry. As part of our 2010 development process, CTSA will hold an aquaponics stakeholders meeting on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the Oceanic Institute. At the meeting (which will be held in a “town hall” format), we are interested in hearing from aquaponics farmers and stakeholders about their needs pertaining to aquaponics development. Specifically, we are interested in the following:
What problems did/have you encountered in setting up and maintaining your operation?
In what ways does aquaponics technology need improvement?
What (if anything) is inhibiting the development of the industry?
Any other aquaponics concerns
We want to make sure that this industry continues to grow in an effective, sustainable manner, and that aquaponics farmers’ concerns and desires are taken into account in the research and development process. This meeting is your opportunity to have your voice heard and facilitate CTSA support for this industry in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Islands.
The meeting will be held from 2-4pm at the Oceanic Institute in Waimanalo (ITTF building – directly across the street from the Makai Research Pier). If you are not able to attend the meeting on Oahu, you may also submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS NOT AN AQUAPONICS WORKSHOP. IT IS A STAKEHOLDERS MEETING.