CAFLO Aqua is comprised of 2 divisions that report to the CAFLO managing director.
CAFLO Aqua NA
CAFLO Aqua North America manages our growing aquaculture enterprises in the U.S. and Canada.
CAFLO Aqua EU
CAFLO Aqua Europe manages our expanding aquaculture enterprise in Europe.
These two divisions work closely to share knowledge and technology to grow the global enterprise that is CAFLO Aqua.
Through CAFLO Aquas’s subsidiaries, CAFLO Farming, CAFLO Salmon and CAFLO Seafood, we are prepared to meet the shifting challenges of providing the highest quality salmon and seafood to support increasing world demand for these products.
CAFLO Aqua is our enterprise that oversees all of our aquaculture activities and is centered on sustainable fish farming.
Through CAFLO Aqua’s subsidiaries, CAFLO Farming, CAFLO Salmon and CAFLO Seafood, we are prepared to meet the shifting challenges of providing the highest quality salmon and seafood to support increasing world demand for these products.
Among the industries in which we project significant investment opportunities is aquafarming – the controlled cultivation of fish used for food.
The global market for seafood is growing rapidly – nearly 10% per year – with an estimated total value of over $180 billion (US) in 2021. About half of the fish consumed globally today is raised through aquafarming, and the industry is experiencing strong annual growth:
Worldwide, the aquaculture market was valued at over $289 billion (US) in 2022. It is projected to be valued at over $420 billion (US) by 2030 – a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.
Aquafarming offers a sustainable alternative to the world’s overfishing problem. It can be conducted in eco-friendly manners, and can provide significant employment opportunities in the markets where these farms are located.
At Caflo, we view aquafarming such as the raising of salmon, an extremely versatile and popular food, as a viable global growth opportunity. Follow our social media and watch the News page on our website for updates on our interest in this industry.
Land-based seafood farming, also known as aquaculture, offers several advantages over sea-based farming, which takes place in the open waters.
CAFLO is in process to create several land-based salmon and seafood farming operations.
The following differences and advantages are why we are most interested in land-based operations.
1- Environmental Control: Land-based aquaculture systems allow for greater control over environmental factors such as water quality, temperature, and salinity. This control minimizes the impact on natural ecosystems and reduces the risk of introducing diseases and pollutants into the wild.
2- Reduced Environmental Impact: By containing fish and other aquatic organisms in land-based facilities, the risk of escapes and interactions with wild populations is minimized, thereby reducing the potential for genetic mixing and competition for resources.
3- Disease Prevention and Biosecurity: Isolating fish from the open ocean helps prevent the spread of diseases and parasites that can affect both farmed and wild fish populations. Land-based systems enable increased biosecurity measures, without the need for antibiotics and other chemicals.
4- Increased Efficiency: Land-based aquaculture can operate year-round and is not affected by adverse weather conditions or seasonal changes, leading to a more stable and consistent production output.
5- Sustainable Water Usage: Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), a type of land-based aquaculture, allow for the efficient use of water by continuously recycling and treating it. This significantly reduces water consumption compared to sea-based farming, where large amounts of water are required for open-systems.
6- Better Feed Conversion: Controlling feeding practices in land-based systems allows for more precise feed management and better feed conversion rates. This leads to reduced waste and lower overall food costs.
7- Location Flexibility: Land-based aquaculture is not limited by coastal geography or water availability, making it feasible to establish facilities in regions with no access to the sea. This expands the potential for aquaculture development in areas that were previously unsuitable for sea-based farming.
8- Improved Product Quality: Land-based systems offer a controlled and stable environment, resulting in better conditions for fish growth and health. This can lead to higher-quality seafood products with consistent size, taste, and texture.
Our goal is to create a series of land-based aquaculture operations that will become the new standard for quality, sustainability and stewardship of our planet.