The hatchery sector plays a major in the whole industry towards a more efficient, profitable, and sustainable aquaculture.
“Aquaculture has the power to feed the world, but the only way to get there is through sustainable development. This means doing good and doing it well - and staying committed for the long haul. But we can’t do it alone. We invite you to spread the word and support our efforts to create sustainable solutions through aquaculture.”
Marcell Boaventura - CEO
To expand aquaculture sustainably, the industry must reduce its reliance on fish meal and fish oil in grow-out feeds by at least 50%. In hatcheries on the other hand, the milestone is a substantial reduction in the need for resources such as artemia, water and land, while reducing antibiotics and improving the quality of offspring.
The hatchery sector plays an essential role in making aquaculture more efficient by supporting aquaculture farms with healthy and robust offspring, which is the cornerstone of successful and environmentally friendly crops to produce best quality seafood.
A commitment to sustainable aquaculture has been at the core of the Molofeed vision since day one. Ingrained in our DNA, we continually strive to find new ways to make our hatchery feeds more effective and reliable.
Our goal is to create sustainable solutions, leveraging circular economy in a way that increases the quality post-larvae and fingerlings.
By carefully selecting ingredients and developing novel applications for novel materials, we are constantly evolving the application of our patented micro-encapsulation technology to increase efficiency and make our products more profitable for hatcheries.
For us, sustainable aquaculture is not a trend or a fad; it's the only way forward.
Molo’s Alignment with Goals of
United Nations 2030 Agenda for
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and improve the lives of people across the globe.
The 17 goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve these goals. Though progress has been made, as we enter the core of the decade, ambitious action must take place to meet the goals by 2030.
MOLO is in alignment with the goals set out in the agenda, and we urge our suppliers, investors, partners, and customers to join us in this universal effort for the betterment of the planet and all of its inhabitants.
We encourage you to read the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and take a look at all 17 Goals to see where your efforts might be best aligned. While we support all of the goals set forth, we are joining efforts to impact goals 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14 and 17.
Four areas of innovation
We are committed to having the smallest possible impact on the environment when we select ingredients. Our source of long chain omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA comes from a unique blend of micro-algae and algal products. These ingredients provide all the benefits of fish oil without the need to harvest wild fish. We focus on developing the application of truly sustainable ingredients, so we can offer our customers products that have minimal impact on the environment whilst still providing all the health and robust benefits associated with prime marine ingredients.
Today’s hatcheries are under pressure to produce more post larvae and fingerling, while using less live feeds. Live feeds require a designated section in the hatchery, labor, and adequate protocols. Live feeds may also be challenging to produce for some hatcheries and are a potential source of contamination.
Instead of eliminating live feed, our focus is on optimization. Giving hatcheries greater control over quality, the dependency on live feed is lowered, and workload and costs are reduced. We believe on a near future when advanced hatcheries came be untied from the dependency on live feeds.
We also provide training and support to educate hatcheries managers on more efficient live feed systems.
Less Reliance on
One of the greatest threats to global health, antibiotic-resistant infections kill millions and cost billions every year. One of the major drivers of antibiotic resistance is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in food production. According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) study, the use of antibiotics in aquaculture is expected to increase by 30% by 2030.
Because the natural defenses of hatchery animals can't always cope with the elements, farms often need to continue the application of antibiotics to prevent outbreaks and sustain survival. The quality of fry and post-larvae out of the hatchery is one of the main pillars of eliminating the need for antibiotics in grow out.
Our solutions focus on minimizing or eliminating antibiotics from infiltrating the seafood production process, through complete nutrition and bioavailability of nutrients, allowing animals to metabolize more while producing less waste.
Our method for controlling bacterial growth without the use of chemicals is twofold: 1) by protecting nutrients inside micro-microcapsules, leaching is prevented, and there is a significant decrease in vibrio counts, and 2) by developing natural products that can reduce bacterial growth. Then the need for prophylactic antibiotics is greatly reduced or eliminated.
Aquaculture has the power to feed the world, but the only way to get there is through cultural change, education, and sustainable development. But we can’t do it alone. Working closely with a network of like-minded aquaculture entrepreneurs worldwide, Molofeed is bearing witness to many success stories, innovations, and breakthroughs.
We invite you to spread the word and support our efforts to create a more sustainable future for us all through aquaculture. The answers to a successful future for aquaculture are in the palms of our hands.