IMTA – Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture

IMTA only seems like MAGIC!

In reality it’s a highly complex ecosystem that emulates nature.

Let’s break it down …

Integrated, simply means the ecosystem incorporates a variety of symbiotic elements like finfish, mollusks, and plants.

Multi is self explanatory too, and refers to various food resource and consumption environments.

Trophic is where the mystery unfolds. In biology TROPHIC refers to nutrition and the feeding habits and food relationships of different organisms in a food chain.

Think of TROPHIC this way … finfish make waste (excrement) and mollusks, like mussels and oysters use the nutrients in fish waste as food. Seaweed performs the same function and also acts like a filter that helps purify the water that fish live in. It’s an incredibly complex symbiosis.

Today, thankfully, we have access to powerful small enterprise blockchain networks that can keep track of the huge volume of BIG DATA generated by RAS IMTA. Using blockchain, AI – artificial intelligence and machine learning can monitor complex systems in real time and either make suggestions for manual adjustment, or in some cases make the adjustments automatically. We will also be able to trace our product from the moment it comes out of the ocean to your plate.

Aquaculture is the raising of all types of water creature including finfish, mollusks, and plants. It’s an art and science, and when animals and plants are combined in the same ecosystem, and dependent on each other for food and nutrition, it is even more finely defined as AQUAPONICS.

When seaweed uses nutrients from fish waste that is generated in their shared environment, it is aquaponics in its purest and most natural form.

The GRF RAS IMTA process will be incredibly efficient.

Not only will it deliver ZERO WASTE – 0 … it will be Carbon Balance Negative and Climate Positive. Most fishing or farming enterprises come even remotely close to being this ecologically sustainable.

When was the last time you heard of a seafood company or farm that delivers Zero Waste, plus … is Carbon Neutral and Climate Positive?

The sad truth … it’s really rare and you probably haven’t.