Can someone who is good at deciphering this sort of thing please help me out here? I would like to install a non-permanent and small aquaponic system in my back yard. It is private property and fenced, and all that good stuff. There are no waterways or bodies of water anywhere near me. I have a 60 gallon corner tub that will be the fish tank. This project is mainly for educational purposes to see if I can make a working system, for feeding my husband and myself, and to see if I am able to kill animals I raise starting with fish. I am really wanting to have about 3-4 channel catfish and 8-16 half pound to 1 pound black crappie. Might have to do less to make sure I have a large enough water buffer for a beginner system, but that is about the number my system should be able to support without pushing the fish to gallon ratio. I believe both are game fish in this state. I...don't really know what that means, as I am just starting to get into fishing under the guidance of a coworker. This is the literature I found from our state DWR about private ponds: http://wildlife.utah.gov/fishing/fish_ponds.php http://wildlife.utah.gov/rules/R657-59.php http://ag.utah.gov/divisions/animal/fish/documents/aq_LicensedFacilitiesAndSpecies.pdf I may have to settle for bluegill, as crappie aren't on this list...do you really have to only get fish from these few sources?! And what the heck are "aa species"? Or, does this: You can purchase fish at one of several commercial fish hatcheries located in Utah and adjacent states. The hatcheries must be approved, disease-free facilities and must be licensed by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF). For more information on commercial fish growers that meet these criteria, contact the UDAF at (801) 538-7029 mean that I can use other hatcheries that meet the criteria? Would the private pond permit ($100 license for 5 years) be the only permit I need for what I am planning, or are there any additional permits that need to be obtained? I sent an email to our DWR branch weeks ago asking about all this, but still no reply (I do not want to call if I don't have to for privacy reasons). Thanks!