Sustainability by Design.
Offshore and out of this world
When you need to feed the world while saving the oceans, thinking small isn’t an option. Neither is doing things the way they’ve always been done. From the beginning we’ve set out to completely revolutionize aquaculture, and while we’re not anywhere close to done, we’re making some pretty good progress. We’ve got the patents to prove it.
Our journey as innovators began by asking the hard questions of aquaculture that many have long avoided. How do you raise the healthiest fish possible? How do you eliminate the environmental impacts of fish and feed waste on the local ecology? What would a truly carbon-neutral aquaculture operation look like?
The answer to many of these questions turns out to be quite simple: raise wild fish far offshore in their natural open-sea environment. We’re not the first ones to have come to this conclusion. But we are the first ones to have built the technology to make it possible.
Working with the ocean, not against it
More than ten miles offshore in at least 1,000 feet of water, our custom-designed modular, ruggedized fish cages drift naturally with the currents, anchored to our patented detachable, single-point mooring. Open-ocean currents clean the cages, carrying away waste and naturally keeping disease to a minimum. When weather becomes harsh, these enclosures can be remotely lowered out of harm’s way, allowing the entire operation to withstand a Category 4 hurricane.
Keeping an AI on things
An array of custom-built sensors and cameras in each cage collect vast amounts of data on everything from water quality to individual and group fish behavior, allowing our AI-driven management software to make precision adjustments to the timing and amount of feeding, as well as flag potential hazards such as algae blooms.
High-tech with a purpose
Technology-driven automation isn’t just about making life easier for the operations team. Every boat trip not taken to one of our farms means a lower carbon footprint and less pollution, not to mention a savings of time, energy, and money.
We take a data-driven approach to every aspect of our operations beginning long before the fish make it to their deep-ocean homes. Our scientists carefully manage the selection of our wild fish stock and the breeding process. We’re not modifying any genomes, but we are constantly monitoring and measuring the vitality of every generation of offspring.
Through many breeding cycles, we identify the healthiest, fastest-growing, highest-quality fish, and make sure we take advantage of their naturally superior genetics for future generations of our fish. We’ve perfected this process with our kanpachi, and are busy extending our innovations to other, equally delicious species around the globe.
Making restorative aquaculture real
Every bit of custom hardware we build. Every line of software code we write. Every generation of superior-quality fish we breed. It’s all done in service of our vision for a future in which feeding the world’s population and restoring the oceans to health aren’t mutually exclusive.
Restorative aquaculture is not only a possibility, it’s an imperative. That’s why we’re focusing every ounce of our innovation and energy on building the most technologically-advanced, environmentally-positive aquaculture platform on the planet.