Sustainable Fish Farming

Sustainability issues in fish farming include over-reliance on water pollution from waste discharge and wild caught fish for feed. Norway is one of the largest fish producers in the world and almost half of its produce is farmed salmon. Capipro has emerged as a pioneering company dedicated to transforming the fish farming industry. With a steadfast commitment to sustainability, innovation, and efficiency. Norway’s aquaculture industry produces over one million tons of fish sludge each year. Regulations mandate that 50% of this sludge from land-based operations must be recycled. CapiPro’s strategy tackles waste management while also addressing global protein shortages by supplying a new raw material for the aquaculture sector. Their solution involves converting fish farm sludge into valuable feed for small worms, which will serve as a primary component in future fish feed.

Rising Global Demand for Farmed Salmon

Farmed salmon consumption has seen a significant rise worldwide, driven by increasing demand for affordable, high-quality protein sources. As wild salmon stocks have declined due to overfishing and environmental changes, aquaculture has stepped in to meet the global appetite for salmon. In 2023, the export value of Norwegian seafood hit a record high, with exports totaling NOK 172 billion. This amount is equivalent to 39 million meals being served daily throughout the year.

Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is at the core of Capipro’s operations. The company is dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of fish farming through the implementation of eco-friendly practices and technologies. By promoting the use of closed-loop systems and sustainable feed, Capipro helps farmers minimize waste, conserve resources, and protect natural habitats.

Global Impact and Future Prospects

The future for Capipro looks promising as they continue to innovate and expand their offerings. Ongoing research and development efforts are focused on further improving the sustainability and efficiency of fish farming, ensuring that the industry can meet the growing demand for seafood without compromising the health of our planet.

“We have a financially viable business model and a long-term plan. We want to get an investor that is really on our side, has a burning wish to make a change and help the climate and look on a circular side of the business model. We are five people, including two interns. We still have a long way to go, but feel confident. We are working towards a goal in the second quarter of 2025 with the first commercial sales to customers,” said Samson Vonen Founder and CEO of Capipro.