In addition to our work with sustainable feeds, Kampachi Farms
is continually seeking other ways to reduce mariculture's impact
on the ocean environment to negligable levels.
By experimenting with chemical-free ectoparasite treatments, natural
anti-biofouling agents such as brass cage netting, and offshore
cage systems that are essentially "perpetually fallowed",
we are working around one of the environmentalist community's biggest
complaints against traditional aquaculture -- the use of antibiotics
and chemicals to maintain fish health in dense culture systems.
With proper site selection and by maintaining our practice of rigorous
environmental monitoring, we ensure that our operations are having
no undue impact on the waters where we farm or the wildlife that
call them home.
This work is paying off. To date, our Kampachi have never been treated
with prophylactic antibiotics, growth hormones, or genetically modified
in any way. We're rasing clean fish in clean water, where they naturally
At Kampachi Farms we're keen to show that our words are backed
up by numbers. That's why we're making our latest environmental
monitoring data available for public access below:
Velella Project Drifter
Click here to download a .kmz (Google Earth) file containing the
Velella array's drift track along with marine mammal presence and
local fishing effort assessment data collected by the crew. Full
details of these datasets are available in the operational log
Velella Project Operations
Click here to download a .xls (Microsoft Excel) workbook containing
the S/VMachias's log, the Farm Operations log, detailed
marine mammal sighting data including diver activity and animal
behavior, and a detailed local fishing effort log.