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Aquaculture and food security: RAS technology as a sustainable solution

Shai Silberman | VP Marketing & Sales

09.05.2022


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Acceleration of urbanization and digitization

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Smart Cities

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic period, the acceleration of urbanization and digitization and closing of borders have had a significant effect on supply chains. As countries realize that they cannot continue to rely on import/ export, it has become clear that local production is an absolute necessity. Factor in UN environmental regulations and the growing global demand for food, and there is no doubt that a new, environmentally-friendly and sustainable solution is required to ensure local production and food security, guaranteeing future food supply.

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production sector and one of the most important contributors to economic growth and global food security. As a high-quality source of protein, enriched with Omega-3 fatty acids, fish has experienced a huge growth in demand, and yet the aquaculture industry still has the potential to supply as much as 30 percent of the world’s protein requirement by 2050. As long as fish is produced sustainably, a reliable, stable supply can be provided for communities worldwide.

Traditional aquaculture industry

The traditional aquaculture industry and fishing currently face several challenges, including overfishing, pollution, disease and the decline of traditional fisheries, along with the effects of climate change and depletion of natural resources. There is therefore a need for a sustainable solution that can supply high-quality protein through continuous local production, in any environment and climate, regardless of interruptions to the supply chain due to transportation difficulties and other factors that might occur.

Recirculating Aquaculture System

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Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

Land-based RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture System) technology enables the growth of fish onshore, from egg to market size, without the risk of predations or pathogens found in their natural habitat. Creating a unique ecosystem for each fish species, AquaMaof enables RAS production that is free from extreme climatic fluctuations, land constraints, and other issues that might affect traditional aquaculture. As such, the technology enables growers to achieve their production goals in any climate, temperature or environmental conditions, all year round.

Operational and proven

Operational and proven in facilities worldwide, AquaMaof’s advanced RAS technology is based on several water-treatment patents and filtering techniques that significantly cut water consumption in the fish production process. Smart selection and allocation of system components result in robust, easy-to-operate facilities, requiring minimal maintenance, while optimized feeding modes and an advanced feeding management system enable the reduction of the Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) and operational costs.

Complying with ESG

Salmon Raised at Poland R&D
Salmon Raised at AquaMaof Poland R&D and Training Facility

Complying with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria, using energy and water efficiently, and creating minimal liquid discharge, AquaMaof’s land-based aquaculture RAS technology facilitates a sustainable aquaculture production method with minimal environmental footprint, supporting biodiversity while guaranteeing self-sufficient food security, without being affected by external factors. The result is a tasty, nutritious and fresh product, grown without antibiotics or chemicals, that can be steadily produced and supplied to the local market.


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