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Full Spectrum aquaponics

We are a Los Angeles-based, global aquaponics firm offering products, services and custom solutions.

Our expertise ranges in beautifully designed custom systems, to modular products backed by proprietary technology. Commercial projects are welcomed.

From lasting empowerment to legitimate food supply, aquaponics is our opportunity to create equity for the planet humanity.


Our mission is based on closing the loop on healthy business and exponential impact. 

Aquaponics Design Company is committed to donating a percentage of profits to Koya Project, an associated 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on scaling aquaponics to disadvantaged communities, schools, food deserts and open to proposals. 

As a proud business member of 1% for the Planet, Aquaponics Design Company pledges a contribution of at least one percent of annual sales to environmental causes. 


Shafi Karim


Student of life, Shafi utilizes a diverse background of biology, psychology, advertising, government tech and business development. As an impact capitalist, his yearn is to redefine purposeful work with modern aquaponics, leveraging the common sense that scaling business directly enables more humanitarian impact, exhibited by the trajectory of associated non-profit Koya Project.

Michael Hensel


A craftsman of one in the world design, Michael is passionate about pioneering aquaponics innovation globally. Experiencing the contrast in quality of life between the elite circles of beverage and hospitality, to witnessing food insecurity in Cambodia, he came full circle in developing non-profit Koya Project as a vehicle and sustainable solution.

Dr. Aftab Alam

VP / SR. advisor

Proven track record in sustainable tech and urban agriculture, Aftab’s scientific influence spans decades of R&D and patents related to Aquaculture and Biosciences. Notable progression includes the utilization of hybrid striped bass, salmon and shrimp. Consultancy includes the Food Sector of $500 Billion NEOM project and the FAO of the United Nations.

Dr. Mahandra Shah

vp / SR. advisor

Decorated over 40-plus years, Mahendra bridges contributions to United Nations organizations and agencies such as FAO, WFP, UNDP, in addition to the World Bank, IIASA and CGIAR. Dedicated to food security, agriculture, nutrition and health, his next chapter is on embracing humanity and creating a sustainable humane world through holistic wellness valleys.

Our partners

We are proud to work with world leaders on making the world a better place