One in five people on the planet depend on fish as their primary protein source, and by the year 2020, the world will require an estimated 23 million more tons of farm-raised fish to feed our ever-growing population. We’ve overexploited our natural fisheries and our current feeds are both expensive and nutritionally incomplete. Both the World Health Organization and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization have articulated the critical need for alternative sources of healthy protein for farm-raised fish. With fewer wild feeder fish available, like anchovies and herring, many aquaculture farms rely on soy, corn-based protein and chemically derived products often leading to ill effects: bloating, stomach inflammation and altogether sub-optimal fish.
KnipBio has developed a series of naturally occurring microbes that convert low-cost feedstock into premium, nutritious, single-cell proteins laden with pigment-enhancing carotenoids to produce healthier, more vibrant fish.
Our transformative value proposition represents a triple bottom line exceeding requirements for environmental, social and economic considerations.