In the last few weeks, we’ve begun the fish stocking of our new pirarucu (Arapaima gigas) farm pilot project in Brazil. Why pirarucu? Well, it’s native from Amazon River Basin and can be made more sustainable if farm-raised. 

The farming method used will be a Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS), which is a method that is growing worldwide because it requires less water than traditional aquaculture systems. Our first goal with this farm is to grow as fast and sustainably as possible, using by-products from our snapper processing facility as feed for the fish.

A sustainable plus from this pilot project is that the energy is from company installed solar panels. If we succeed, we can spread this production and increase to other species too.