I've got 1007 sq/ft at my disposal, i wanted to start an aquaculture but got a slap in the face when i tried to get fry (permits are nessecary) same thing occurred when i researched chickens and goats.
Ive decided to go with quail, a vertical garden in a reclaim window green house, a make shift pond with a rock garden for frogs and snakes.
Im looking for fellow Ontario permies that might have fry, perhaps some transplants (raspberry,strawberry, blackberry, etc)
Im excited to start my garden in the spring and trying out my new found knowledge mostly from youtube and this awesome forum.
Welcome to permies !!, may i ask what's the issue about permits? what type of fish are you looking at growing out ? I'm sure there are many in this vast community whom would have experience and guidance to give freely, Some of whom may be aware of your local by-laws ect
posted 5 years ago
My city requires that i be on agricultural land if I want to have any animal for food purposes. As for the fish, the hatcheries in my area won't sell fry with out the same sort of classification. I was looking for a winter tolerate "edible" fish. (Trout, channel catfish, etc).
I've got 2 homes left over greens, to feed my quail just need to get them
posted 5 years ago
Does the same or similar laws exist for "Pets" ? Maybe you'd have a petshop / aquarium nearby who might place the order for you for a small mark-up, or maybe you know of a land holder who would travel with you when buying the fish/livestock ? Maybe there is a process where you can apply for an exemption, and take that proof with you when purchasing ... Just throwing idea's out there , I'd never suggest breaking any laws , But a lot of creative people succeed looking at the same problem from a different angle, The old adage "There's many ways to skin a cat...."
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