Why Sustainable Fish Farming
Sustainable fish farming is the best solution for producing protein to meet the demands of a growing population and the clear shift from meat to fish. All this in an environmentally friendly way.
Fish raised in open environments contain traces of plastic
According to a 2017 UN report, there are more than 51 trillion microplastic particles in the sea. These plastics are found everywhere in the ocean and also partially ingested by the marine life. According to the World Economic Forum the ratio of fish to plastics could reach 1:1 by 2050.
Traditional open net pen salmon farming contaminates marine ecosystems
The waste products from conventional net pen salmon farming (faeces and feed) are released directly into the surrounding water. This often results in changes in the chemical make-up and biodiversity of the sea and seabed around the net pens used in the farming process.
Open sea fishing has reached its limits and needs to be scaled back
Overfishing is taking the wildlife from the sea at rates too high for fished species to replace themselves. The increasing global demand for fish is not helping the situation as a supply deficit of approximately 33% is expected by 2030.