TRANSFORM AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS WITH TECHNOLOGY
The Global Aquaculture Challenge
Nonprofit accelerator program with cash prizes
Aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of the food industry, but it is also the animal protein supply chain that causes retailers the most headaches with unreliable, untraceable farming practices employed across Asia and other regions. If agriculture and food is the last trillion-dollar industry in need of technology innovation, aquaculture is potentially the neediest recipient of investment dollars.
Most industry experts predict that aquaculture will change beyond recognition in the next decade. Producers harvesting vast volumes of fish and crustaceans will move out of polluted rivers and lakes and nearshore coastal sites, to indoor tanks and offshore constructions built by experts in oil and gas-rig platforms. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization and scientists who wrote the EAT-Lancet report say aquaculture is one of the most efficient ways to supply more protein because fish converts feed more efficiently than terrestrial animals.
The Yield Lab envisions innovation that can make aquaculture cleaner, more profitable, and give it a platform to scale. This is why The Global Aquaculture Challenge is an imperative to our viability on this planet.