Why regional seafood is the future

About the need for change

The rapidly increasing global hunger for seafood is leading to an ever-increasing plunder of the world's oceans. For a long time, the wealth of the world's oceans was considered inexhaustible - unfortunately an illusion. Global overfishing is now considered one of the greatest threats to the health of the oceans and the survival of its inhabitants. Almost everywhere today, more fish and seafood are caught than can grow back naturally.

Germany reached the “End of Fish Day” in March 2024, five alarming weeks earlier than in 2019. The “End of Fish Day” marks the calculated day on which available German fish reserves from the North and Baltic Seas for the entire year have been used up. This means that by the end of the year fish consumption must be covered by fishing in other seas. Germany's dependence on imports grows with every year.

Given these alarming developments and the need to rethink how we treat the oceans and their inhabitants, irresponsible fishing and conventional farming are rightly coming under increasing criticism.

The challenges of conventional shrimp farming

The hidden cost - A look behind the scenes of ecological destruction

The seafood industry has already begun to develop alternative methods to protect our natural ecosystem while meeting the global demand for fish and seafood. The use of innovative technologies such as land-based farming of fish and seafood was also recognized early on by our founder Dr. Fabian Riedel. Instead of starting a career as a lawyer, he decided to develop a sustainable shrimp farm in Munich and set the first milestone for the first land-based European shrimp farm by founding the company Crusta Nova, which is now divided into the companies HONEST CATCH and Oceanloop.

Bavarian Shrimp - A sustainable product with a sense of responsibility

The shrimp from Oceanloop farms are not only a culinary delight, but also a step towards environmentally friendly and ethical shrimp production. Certification according to "traceability" and "biosecurity" standards guarantees not only the highest quality, but also transparency and safety for consumers.

Closed aquaculture farms for fish or seafood, also known as recirculating systems or RAS systems (Recirculating Aquaculture System), have an integrated water treatment unit that continuously mechanically and biologically cleans the runoff water from the breeding tanks. This means that chemicals are 100% eliminated. The water is then enriched with oxygen and returned to the breeding tanks. Through repeated use of the water, the water requirement is dramatically reduced to approximately 1-2% of the total volume of the system.