We were the first farm in the world to obtain the ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) sustainability certification.
We depend on good water, and we are very strict about maintaining water quality; much of this requires collaboration with the local communities to do their part in preserving their own resource.
We use or recycle every by-product as part of a long-term investment in our farms. Out-put includes: Fish leather for fashion; fish scales for pharmaceutical collagen; fish skins for snack foods; remaining fish parts sold as delicacies, or compost, or fish oil; fertilizer; etc.
We also produce bio-diesel at our facilities.
Our processing plant in Sumatra, Indonesia uses low energy methods to transform byproducts into fish oil. Through a process that captures residual heat from freezers and coolers, we use less electricity to cool compressors and fish oil is produced without expending additional energy. The fish oil is then converted into a fossil fuel replacement powering our feed factory, resulting in significant electricity and fossil fuel savings.
In Honduras, Regal Springs Tilapia produces biodiesel from fish oil that operates our electric generator and boilers. This creates an annual savings of 75,000 liters ($60,000) of conventional diesel per year, thereby slowing carbon dioxide emissions and reducing diesel demand.
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