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NAFF-II Nanaimo 2012    The Sustainable Ecological    Aquaculture (SEAfood) System                                   Steph...
The Problem …  Fish farming, as currently practiced, has a number of real and/or perceived social and                     ...
Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture ?Social                 SEA … an approach that                             achieves the...
Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture ?                                     Integrated                                       ...
Our first SEAfarm            British Columbia                    CANADA      Located along the northern shore             ...
Our Multi-Species License           • Sablefish    Fed Component  • Blue/Gallo Mussels       • Pacific Oyster   Organic Ex...
System Design     - Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture                                            SEAVISION
Infrastructure Innovation-   infrastructure life cycle-   component compatibility-   handling efficiencies-   increased pr...
$2.00                                                                   $2.00                                             ...
SEAVISION
SystemBenefits• Product diversification• Improved environmental   performance• Reduced operating risk   with multiple spec...
MarketPotential• Increasing seafood demand    globally (>2.5% annually)    and growing per capita    consumption in North ...
A sneak preview …  the 2012 SEAfood System Deluxe                                   SEAVISION
… the next step in       SEAfood production                Questions ?                   SEAVISION
NAFF II - Integrated multi tropic - Dr. Stephen Cross
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NAFF II - Integrated multi tropic - Dr. Stephen Cross

  1. 1. NAFF-II Nanaimo 2012 The Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture (SEAfood) System Stephen F. Cross, Ph.D. SEA Vision Group Inc.Z SEAVISION
  2. 2. The Problem … Fish farming, as currently practiced, has a number of real and/or perceived social and environmental issues.• Nutrient/Waste Effects• Sea Lice Interaction• Fish Escapes• Effects of Antibiotics• Feed Composition• Fossil Fuel Usage SEAVISION
  3. 3. Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture ?Social SEA … an approach that achieves the goal of Sustainability by using the principles of Ecology in itsEnvironmental design and operation. Economic SEAVISION
  4. 4. Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture ? Integrated EnergySocial Alternatives Reduced Carbon Best Best Foot-Print Organic Organic Ecological Practices Practices Integrated Integrated No chemicals, Design and antibiotics, etc.Environmental Operation Multi-Trophic Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Aquaculture Model Model Reduced Nutrient (Waste) Load Economic SEAVISION
  5. 5. Our first SEAfarm British Columbia CANADA Located along the northern shore of Surprise Island in KyuquotFarm Site Sound, this farm has served as the pre-commercial R&D site for our SEAfood System. It now holds the first commercial aquaculture license of its kind in Canada. SEAVISION
  6. 6. Our Multi-Species License • Sablefish Fed Component • Blue/Gallo Mussels • Pacific Oyster Organic Extractive • Japanese Scallop Component (filtration) • Cockles • Green/Red Urchins Organic Extractive • Sea Cucumber Component (deposit) • Kelp/Seaweed Inorganic Extractive Component High valued commercial species WITH complementary ecological roles SEAVISION
  7. 7. System Design - Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture SEAVISION
  8. 8. Infrastructure Innovation- infrastructure life cycle- component compatibility- handling efficiencies- increased productivity- reduced COP SEAVISION
  9. 9. $2.00 $2.00 $1.80 $1.80 Fuel Cost per Dozen Shellfish Diesel Fuel Price/Litre (CDN) $1.60 $1.60Operational Innovation $1.40 $1.20 $1.40 $1.20 $1.00 $1.00 $0.80 $0.80 $0.60 $0.60 $0.40 $0.40 Solar/Wind $0.20 $0.00 $0.20 $0.00 Jan-93 Oct-95 Jul-98 Apr-01 Jan-04 Oct-06 Jul-09 Apr-12 Estimated operational fuel savings over traditional shellfish raft culture methods - for each SEAfarm facility: > $76,000/year (2011) SEAVISION
  10. 10. SEAVISION
  11. 11. SystemBenefits• Product diversification• Improved environmental performance• Reduced operating risk with multiple species• Reduced CoP with shared labour pool, SEA- Power and SEA-Hatchery• Organic approach – meets growing market demand SEAVISION
  12. 12. MarketPotential• Increasing seafood demand globally (>2.5% annually) and growing per capita consumption in North America• Growing Eco-ethical consumer base looking for fresh, sustainable, wholesome food choices – and willing to pay (organic niche)• Prices of high-valued species projected to continually increase (>20% by 2020) SEAVISION
  13. 13. A sneak preview … the 2012 SEAfood System Deluxe SEAVISION
  14. 14. … the next step in SEAfood production Questions ? SEAVISION

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