AquaBounty believes that aquaculture can — and must — do better. Our AquAdvantage® Salmon is better for the environment and consumers.
Low Impact Fish Farming
AquaBounty believes in sustainable seafood production. Our AquAdvantage® Salmon will be raised in land-based production systems away from the ocean, eliminating the risk of escapes that could impact native fish populations AND the risk of pollutants or contaminants that could harm marine ecosystems. Our salmon will be raised in optimized conditions with total control of the water coming in and going out, which will allow for removal of wastes and the recycling of greater than 95% of the water used. AquAdvantage® Salmon production systems will be operated at relatively low densities, so as to optimize fish health and minimize the environmental impact of the production system.
Conserving Wild Fish Populations
Aquaculture feed relies on wild fish to deliver the Omega-3 fatty acids that make fish so healthy to eat. Salmon is already one of the world’s most efficient protein producers. Our AquAdvantage® Salmon grows to market-size using 25 percent less feed than traditional Atlantic salmon on the market today. This makes an already efficient protein producer even better because it requires less wild fish to be converted into salmon feed.
Reducing Carbon Emissions
When farmed in facilities close to major metropolitan areas, AquAdvantage® Salmon will travel only a short distance to the consumer. Not only will this make our salmon the freshest fish on the market, it will significantly cut the transportation distance from farm to table. Unlike salmon imported from Norway and Chile that travels thousands of miles by airfreight and then trucked to markets, the carbon footprint of AquAdvantage® Salmon could have a carbon footprint that is 23 to 25 times less than for traditional farmed salmon.