The Future of Fishing
Atlas Aquaculture is a land-based fish farm in Singapore that harnesses technology to bring you fish that is fresh, nourishing and sustainable.
Despite our relatively small space of 2.1 hectares in Sungei Tengah, we make our limited resources work through a closed-loop recycling system that we designed ourselves. Our system helps us recycle and reuse over 95% of our water, while keeping our fish healthy and disease-free. As we learn and grow, we will collect data from our fish to optimise their health and streamline everyday tasks on the farm.
Our goal is to grow healthy and wholesome fish with minimal carbon footprint on the environment.
We call this our FinTech plan!
Today, the fishing industry faces issues such as
As the world’s population and affluence rises, the demand for fish has also increased.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations estimates that fish consumption has increased by more than twice since the 1980s. In Singapore alone, the Singapore Food Agency in 2019 reported that seafood consumption is averaged at 22kg per person/year, higher than the global average.
While fish farms can provide an alternative source to wild caught fish, the model itself presents its own set of challenges. For example, in many fish farms, waste and diseases are returned back to the ocean, contaminating the oceans with a vast amount of pollutants.
Because of increased supply for fish and seafood products, the population of many marine animals have decreased exponentially. The problem of bycatch (species that are caught unintentionally while fishing e.g. dolphins, whales, sea turtles, etc) further causes harm to marine life. Often, the large nets that are used by commercial fishing vessels also bulldoze everything in its way, eroding the ocean floors and reef communities.
When our ocean ecosystem is disrupted, it affects our climate too. Over 90% of the heat accumulated in our atmosphere is absorbed by the oceans. If our marine ecosystems are disrupted, this will inevitably create a bigger problem for our climate crisis.
That's why here at
We farm on land
We prefer farming on land so that we can leave our oceans and the marine ecosystem undisturbed. By farming on land instead of out at sea, we reduce the amount of waste and potential diseases that we discharge back to the ocean.
We design our own cutting-edge water technology
Combining science, engineering and technology, we’ve devised a way to treat our water and waste, creating minimal to zero waste. We recycle our water and reuse them instead of taking water from the sea. In fact, the only water we lose is through evaporation!
Each of our tanks operates independent of other water systems. As such, should there be an abnormality in one tank, the other systems will not be affected. This maximises our biosecurity by making sure that harmful organisms do not get transmitted to other parts of the farm.
We don’t use GMOs and hormones
Being on a farm allows us to monitor the health and wellbeing of our fish, thereby removing the need for drugs, GMOs and hormones. Besides marine engineers and aquarium designers, our team also consists of animal behaviour specialists who are trained in husbandry. We take care of our fish as best as we can.