As the world’s population has been growing at exponential rates, the global food supply has struggled to keep pace. In fact, the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has estimated that food production must increase by 70% in order to meet minimum food needs by 2050. Ocean fisheries are in decline, almost 90% of ocean fisheries are either fully exploited or in decline, catches are further out, contributing to increased carbon output, but also a drop in catch size and quality. It was because of this reality that AquaHarvest came into being.
We knew that farming of finfish and organic produce could not only be improved, it could be optimized with aquaculture and aquaponics. Through smart technologies and cooperative practices, production of farmed finfish and organic produce could be enhanced to deliver better output, better quality, and better value - all while using less resources than traditional methods.
At the same time, our aquaculture systems could also solve the timing, resources, and costs facing independent fish farms and organic produce operations. More effective use of space, faster production, and higher quality product delivers more profitability to growers, and enhances value throughout the supply chain.