Finalists 2017

Aquaculture Innovation Challenge

Finalists 2017

Team Name: Entobel
Contact: Gaetan Crielaard
Email: gaetan.crielaard@gmail.com

Entobel focuses on creating a more sustainable source of fish feed using insect protein in a safe and efficient way, and at a competitive price. Insects fed with the by-products of the local food industry give farmers access to fish feed at a stable market price while reducing waste products, contributing to the circular economy.

Team Name: Green Solution
Contact: Phan Thi Anh Dao
Email: daopta@hcmute.edu.vn

Green Solution has produced a Natural Antioxidant Preservative (NAP), extracted from avocado seeds, that can replace current commercial additives (sodium metabisulfite, sulfur dioxide and other such chemicals) used to preserve shrimps. NAPs are environmentally friendly, safe and have the ability to keep shrimp fresher for longer than the current commercial additive (sodium metabilsulfite).

Team Name: ShrimpVet
Contact: Loc Tran, Ph.D
Email: thuuloc@email.arizona.edu
Phone: +84 (0)9 1321 0290

The ShrimpVet makes the whole technical value chain of shrimp farming accessible to shrimp farmers in Vietnam. This includes diagnostics service, training course and technology transfer of breeding, seed production, and shrimp farming technology. High-tech production demonstration of algae culture, seed production, and shrimp farming are also accessible to farmers in the area.

Team Name: Verifik8
Contact: Emmanuelle Bourgois
Email: emabourgois@fairagora.com
Phone: +66 (0)8 1829 4146

Verifik8 connects producers and buyers using mobile technology to de-risk operations in seafood supply chains. Through an affordable yet credible monitoring and verification software platform, VerifiK8 supports seafood buyers to make safer and more responsible procurements. VerifiK8 software uses mobile devices to collect and digitize data directly from farms and cooperatives. It cross checks information with other data streams to provide solid analytics and benchmarking of each farm or cooperative against the relevant sustainability standard.

Team Name: Water and Energy Research Lab (WERL)
Project: WERLWind
Contact: Prof. Amy Bilton
Email: bilton@mie.utoronto.ca

This innovation aims to develop a low cost, easily maintainable pond aeration system with a low environmental impact. This technology is specifically (but not exclusively) targeted to smallholder fish farmers. This system, which can provide a 60% increase in dissolved oxygen, can be assembled and maintained with minimal training and can be made with locally sourced materials.