Friday 15 March 2019

Vertical Indoor Aquaponics Project In the Yukon

Yukon's North Star Agriculture is planning to build an indoor vertical aquaponics farm in the Yukon at a cost of $8 million dollars. The proposed farm will be located near the Takhini Hot Pools so that geothermal energy can be used to reduce energy costs by at least a third. The farm would not only produce fish and plants, but would also generate income from agro-tourism.

Matt Douglas and Sonny Gray of North Star Agriculture, with development permits to begin building an aquaponics facility in the Takhini hot springs area. (North Star Agriculture, source
The Whitehorse company is partnering with and receiving some funding from Edmonton-based NutraPonics. They also hope to partner with the Carcross-Tagish First Nation.


Chief Andy Carvill of Carcross-Tagish First Nation says he's confident construction will begin soon. (David Common/ CBC)

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