Our mission is to be good stewards of the Earth by growing animal protein, a necessary part of human nutrition, for a growing population as efficiently as humanly possible.
While some of these goals are not yet achievable, we will work hard to meet these goals in the coming years.
Why Fish Farming?
With the world’s population predicted to increase to 9 billion people by 2050 — particularly in areas that have high rates of food insecurity — aquaculture, if responsibly developed and practiced, can make a significant contribution to global food security and economic growth,
Árni M. Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Fish provide excellent nutrition, USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest 8-12 ounces of seafood per week, but Americans on average only eat 2.7 ounces! We believe this is due to the lack of quality and affordable options.
Eagle’s Catch goal is to make its’ tilapia the most carbon-neutral form of naturally produced animal protein in the world. Tilapia are already extremely efficient converters of energy – coupled with Eagle’s Catch efficient production systems, we are well on our way to reaching this goal.
Can’t we keep getting wild caught fish from the Oceans?
Wild caught seafood is the last major food source that is still predominantly wild harvested, but the unfortunate reality is we can no longer rely on the ocean to meet the needs of our population. Over-fishing has been slowly depleting the natural stocks and pollution is poisoning what is left. In fact, 93% of all wild stocks are either over-fished or maximally sustainable fished. Not only will aquaculture have to account for all growth in seafood consumption, but it will also have to start replacing wild caught as it continues to decline.
With this projected growth curve (right), economists predict the industry will grow faster than the rate of the economy, GDP, and population.