Experts estimate that by mid century, the world’s population will grow by 30% to approximately 10 billion people, and the demand for food (and protein) will have grown exponentially. Terrestrial agriculture will not be able to support this demand without significant land use and environmental consequence.
With seafood being the most healthful form of animal protein, and aquaculture being one of the most resource-efficient ways to produce it, it’s becoming increasingly important to establish responsible, sustainable ocean-based farming to support exponential population growth in the U.S. and internationally.
With more than 90% of our seafood being imported, wild fisheries at, or near, maximum sustainable yield, and health experts recommending doubling consumption to meet future need, there are vital environmental and economic reasons for developing ocean-based aquaculture programs in the U.S.
Pacific6 is working with research institutes, scientists, environmentalists, government agencies and key stakeholders to explore ways to best accomplish this through safe and sustainable practices and responsible stewardship.
The objective is to demonstrate how employing proven science, advanced technology, best industry practices, and a strong commitment to protect the environment and working waterfront, can create a new paradigm for domestic seafood production, provide proof of concept to catalyze a new industry, begin to solve the enormous U.S. seafood trade deficit, and demonstrate how to sustainably feed a hungry world.