We believe in making a positive impact on the planet and its inhabitants. We strive for sustainable practices throughout our operations and beyond in order to ensure that we improve Mother Earth’s health for future generations.
Nutrition is at the core of our mission. Our produce is packed with nutrients that make it delicious, filling, and healthy. Not only is our food beneficial for consumption, but it is also an effective input for other forms of agriculture.
We believe in fostering a community that is connected to and invested in preserving Earth for future generations. We work to educate and inspire the restoration of the ocean's health and biodiversity, in order to create a sustainable future for all.
We utilize the Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) method, which involves growing multiple species together in a mutually beneficial way. This method includes the cultivation of kelp seaweed, oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops, all in the same area. This maximizes resource efficiency and minimizes disturbance of other ocean activities. The seaweed absorbs excess nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, which would otherwise contribute to water pollution. Additionally, the shellfish filter water and provide a natural habitat for other species.
IMTA practices lead to a host of benefits, including:
• Ecosystem restoration
• Fish stock enhancement
• Habitat creation
• Carbon sequestration
• Nitrogen fixation
• Erosion prevention
• Bioplastic production
• Water purification
• Acidification reduction
• Storm protection
• Wave energy generation
• Biodiversity conservation
• Human food source
• Crop fertilizer
• Medicinal compounds
• Sustainable livestock feed
• Green job creation
• Much more!
Greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide and methane, are a major contributor to climate change and are a concern across all forms of farming. Our approach to farming not only reduces emissions, but it can also actively capture and sequester them. Thus our methods have a net positive effect on the environment and can help quell climate change.
Ocean farming requires no freshwater or arable land. Additionally, it provides natural ways of absorbing excess nitrogen that runs off from land agriculture operations and into our oceans. Studies have shown that cultivating seaweed in a small percentage of federal waters can neutralize land-based agricultural emissions in the area.
Nutrition is also a key aspect of our approach. The seaweed and shellfish we produce are rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential omega-3 fatty acids. Kelp is a good source of iodine and has a distinctive taste and texture, which can be enjoyed in a variety of dishes, such as sushi, salad, and soups. Oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops are also packed with nutrition and are delicious when consumed raw or cooked.
Our approach not only benefits the environment and our health but also livestock's. Kelp can be used as a feed supplement for cows and studies have shown that including kelp in the diet of cows can reduce methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas, by over 30%. By reducing methane emissions, our approach not only helps mitigate climate change but also offers a cost-effective solution for farmers.