We are on a mission!
- By 2050 it is estimated that the global population will have increased to 9.2 billion people and perhaps much more.
- The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation states that global aquaculture needs to double in size over the next decade to keep pace with the ever-rising demand for quality protein. However, over-fishing, the mismanagement of crucial feeding grounds and unsustainable farming methods are threatening the resilience of many fish stocks and the overall long-term supply of farmed fish to the global market.
- A new farmed shrimp strategy report from Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, published in December 2018, stated that only 8.8% of global production of farmed shrimp as “improving”. The report is a companion SFP’s “target 75” initiative which sets the goal of seeing 75% of the world’s seafood production in key seafood sectors operating sustainably or improving toward sustainable production by the close of 2020.
To help face down these challenges, Great British Prawns Ltd, along with our commercial and academic partners, has been working towards a sustainable production model for locally grown, premium quality seafood. The term ‘sustainability’ is key – we are striving to maximise the quality of our product whilst working within the carrying capacity of our surrounding ecosystem.
By using cutting-edge Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS), and some of the best minds in aquaculture industry today, GBP has developed such a sustainable prawn production model. We will build our first farm in Scotland and once demand outpaces supply we will scale up as needed.