Aquaponics Books

Dr. Lennard has provided a "sneak preview" of his book "Commercial Aquaponic Systems: The Science and Engineering of Recirculation Fish Culture with Hydroponic Plant Production" on his website Aquaponic Solutions ( The 12 page preview contains the Preface, Table of Contents and Introduction, so that the reader may assess what the book will cover. Dr. Lennard’s book will be the most comprehensive work in the field of aquaponics to date.

The "UVI Aquaponic System" by Dr. Rakocy describes the major findings during 30 years of research and development that led to the current commercial-scale UVI system that is in wide use today. In addition to covering general principles of aquaponics, the book details the UVI system design, construction techniques and management of fish production, plant production and water quality. The book also addresses the layout and construction of large commercial aquaponic facilities and the ancillary systems required to support the production systems.

The authors, Dr. James Rakocy and Dr. Wilson Lennard, have more than 52 years of combined experience in the field of aquaponics and have six degrees in science between them. The authors have decades of practical, hands-on experience in constructing and operating aquaponic systems and marketing aquaponic products. They also have considerable experience teaching aquaponics. They have taught aquaponics to well over 1,000 students from more than 70 countries, students ranging from backyard gardeners with no scientific background to university researchers with PhD degrees.

Purchasing information: To be announced