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:
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.
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!