RAS technology solution contributes in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

At Bloom Aqua we believe in achieving a better future for all. Our Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) technology offers a sustainable solution for aquaculture farming and contributes in achieving the SDGs.

These are the key goals being met:

Goal 2 – Zero Hunger

  • Seafood prices have increased due to global supply not meeting demand. RAS facilities can help satisfy demand while also producing fresh and nutritious food. Seafood will be made readily available and affordable for everyone.
  • Projects are within industrial parks. Locations are carefully considered, taking into account facility designs and weather exposure to safeguard against high winds and flooding. This ensures stability of operations, food production and supply.

Goal 3 – Good Health and Well-being

  • Seafood provides many health benefits. It is high in protein, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids which is essential for brain development for children under five, fetal development in pregnancy and aid in preventing heart disease.
  • RAS produces healthy fish with no added chemicals and antibiotics.

Goal 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation

  • Combats water scarcity by constantly treating and recycling water.

Goal 7 – Clean Energy

  • Our systems receive 50% of electricity from solar panels.
  • Farmers also have complete control over the RAS technology. This ensures efficient and advanced monitoring of energy consumption.

Goal 9 – Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure

  • Creates employment opportunities and skill improvement for the local population of RAS facilities.
  • It is an innovative technology that promotes food security and nutrition. Biosecurity factors include complete control, prevention and traceability in products. RAS is scalable and customisable to suit each individual project.

Goal 12 – Production & Consumption

  • RAS technology uses resources efficiently for production in conjunction with superior waste management.
  • Its core purpose is to continuously provide water treatment, therefore reducing water consumption considerably. The number of dead fish is significantly less as a result of perfect water conditions. Fish feed waste is minimal due to accurate calculations of the required amount. Fish excrement can be recycled into fertiliser.
  • Chemicals such as antibiotics are very rarely, if at all required as few RAS technology experience disease outbreaks.

Goal 13 – Climate action

  • RAS integrates climate change management as stated in Goal 12. The responsible aquaculture production and waste management lowers carbon dioxide emissions significantly.
  • The facilities can also be located close to large urban areas and reduce transportation pollution.

Goal 14 – Life Below Water

  • RAS technology enables the land-based production of fish and seafood, while easing the burden off the oceans as the worlds’ primary resource of seafood.
  • RAS facilities enable the production of fish on land. In doing so it protects and lessens the burden of the ocean. There will be considerable reduction in marine pollution and promote restoration of its habitat and living organisms.