Kampachi Farms is committed to advancing healthy, responsible and sustainable mariculture.
Kampachi Farms was founded in 2011 by Neil Sims and Michael Bullock, former executives of the pioneering Hawaiian open ocean aquaculture company Kona Blue Water Farms, with the goal of continuing innovative research and leveraging scientific discoveries to advance commercial Kampachi production.
In addition to continuing and building upon the research programs initiated by KBWF at our Kona, HI research facility, planning is underway for a new commercial growout site in Bahía de La Paz, Mexico. This site will allow efficient, scale-able, commercial production of high-value sashimi-grade Kampachi in close proximity to the product's primary markets.
Kampachi Farms remains committed to advancing the cause of healthy, responsible and sustainable mariculture in the USA. Having successfully conducted the first-ever trial of open-ocean aquaculture in U.S. Federal Waters with the Velella Project, Kampachi Farms further developed the offshore technologies that will facilitate the expansion of responsible mariculture in the U.S. and globally, such as deepwater mooring and farmsite automation capabilities.
Ongoing research into alternative feeds is focused on reducing mariculture's reliance on wild-caught fishmeal and fish oil, replacing them with more sustainable American-grown agricultural products. Learn more about our research projects.