Environmental Footprint Assessment
The aim of the assessment was to establish a baseline for the company’s environmental performance and determine the actions required to meet ambitious sustainability goals in the coming years. The carbon footprint for Forever Oceans fish is estimated to be less than 1/14 of that for beef. The farm-gate footprint of Forever Oceans Kanpachi is estimated at less than 5kg of carbon per kilogram of fish produced, which is less than global average emissions for farmed salmon, and is therefore a comparatively low emissions form of animal protein.
The assessment also confirmed that Forever Oceans’ approach to raising fish is likely to have a negligible impact on the ocean floor—a point of differentiation in one of the key areas of environmental concern for finfish aquaculture.
- Food production accounts for nearly one quarter of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, 70% of freshwater usage, and 80% of habitat degradation.
- Forever Oceans substantially reduces many of the environmental issues commonly associated with coastal net pen finfish aquaculture.
- Forever Oceans’ ‘farmgate’ GHG emissions are estimated at 4.26 kg CO2 equivalent per kg fish… about 20% less than Salmon.
- Forever Oceans operations will not have a significant impact on the ocean environment.
- Forever Oceans could be influential in the transformation needed to overcome growing threats from the environmental burden of food production.
Below is a link to download the full report of The Nature Conservancy’s findings.