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When Forbes recently interviewed us, we were asked to describe what Seatopia is. We answered, "We are essentially the ButcherBox of seafood." Of course, that was the short, straight-to-the-point answer. The real answer is much, much more in-depth. 

"At the core, SEATOPIA is a market-driven approach to supporting regenerative aquaculture, a transparent sales channel that directly incentivizes triple bottom line business practices."

Forbes' Afdhel Aziz asked:

"In the wake of documentaries like Seaspiracy, do you hope this starts a new conversation about sustainable aquaculture?

SEATOPIA Founder, James Arthur:

 "The world is waking to the short-sightedness of industrial scale hunting wild-caught seafood.  As Jacques Cousteau once said, “We must learn to plant the sea and herd it's animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting.” 
"I’d clarify that we should farm in the example of regenerative agriculture, not industrial scale monocultures. I commend Seaspiracy for fanning the conversation about critically important issues that have our oceans on the brink of environmental collapse. Clearly shock and awe have a place in tabloid culture. However vegan propaganda films intentionally omit solutions other than abstinence. SEATOPIA exists to catalyze the growth of real world solutions."


To feed the growing global population and demand, we believe that a distributed network of artisan integrated multi trophic aquaculture (IMTA) farms implementing regenerative practices, supported directly by consumers who know and care where their food comes from will be key to a healthy future for all steak holders.  Its a CSA model echoing Portlandia values, now bolstered but direct-to-consumer commerce buying trends.  

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As consumers, we need to be asking not only where our fish came from, but also what our fish ate.  The anonymous sourcing of seafood via commodity supply chains provides no incentives for innovation, and at best condones greenwashing.  It will require the support of consumers directly voting for cleaner, healthier, innovative farming practices to shift the market away from commodity production that makes up the majority of the mainstream seafood supply chain currently. 

To read the full article hit the link here:  Forbes: How SEATOPIA is Pioneering Regenerative Aquaculture for the Direct to Consumer Market 


To help support our mission as we begin first but evolving the $150B US seafood market, through disintermediation of a traditionally commoditized supply chain, please feel fee to send us an email directly.  And of course, to join the collective, and begin voting with your fork every day, simple subscribe to one of our monthly SEATOPIA boxes and experience first hand the joy of eating certified clean, certified sustainable, gourmet seafood directly from farms you'll come to know and trust.  Sign  up here!


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