Economic Analysis of Commercial Aquaponic Production Systems

2015 Annual Report for GS13-125

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2013: $9,975.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2015
Grant Recipient: University of Kentucky
Region: Southern
State: Kentucky
Graduate Student:
Major Professor:
Dr. Timothy Woods
University of Kentucky

Economic Analysis of Commercial Aquaponic Production Systems


This year, I have been able to finish producer visits and data collection. I am now at the point where I am almost finished with 3 case studies on each producer/partner. I have finished creating the Commercial Aquaponic Producer survey. I intend to release this survey today (March 30, 2015). Once data from that survey is collected, I will be able to complete my final report.

Objectives/Performance Targets

I have completed the studies on 3 different commercial aquaponic production systems, data collection, and have finished the survey instrument for my final objective; which is to Analyze the supply chain and marketing techniques employed by various commercial aquaponic producers.


I have nearly completed 3 case studies summarizing the 3 commercial aquaponics systems I have studied. I hope to release these case studies to the public in the very near future.