One Circle Farms aims to create a sustainable organic fish farm bring safe fish to market.
Mountain View, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/09/2013 -- Earth’s ecology is one big circle and we all are connected in it. One Circle Farms was created for for all the right reasons.
Scientists concur that we have already removed as much as 90% of nature’s largest fish globally, such as shark, swordfish, tuna and cod. 75% of the fish we buy is overfished and endangered. Many scientists estimate that we may not have any fish to catch from our oceans within 40 years. The reality is that contrary to popular belief, our oceans are more like gigantic deserts with some oasis of fish. Add to that the common problem of pollution due to oil spills, commercial dumping, septic dumping and run offs from harmful chemicals and it becomes clear the world is facing a growing problem where sourcing seafood is concerned. Increasingly, the fish people consume are becoming increasingly contaminated.
Ako is asking for funding support to mitigate this dire situation by starting a small commercial organic fish farm project with his Aquaponics RAS design. This would deliver fresh, clean fish that would be safe for people to eat without concern about contaminates. In order to reach their goal, they need at least $250,000 in Phase 1 funding to lease a warehouse, buy commercial aquaponics equipment, establish licenses, and take care of other logistical needs.
They will be looking into rearing 1 to 2 of the following species: trout, bass, perch, sturgeon, and tilapia.
About Aki Kitissou
Ako Kitissou is a certified Applied Permaculture and Closed Loop Aquaponics System designer. He holds a degree in physics and his professional background includes business development, photoelectric devices, and renewable energy. Ako has more than 15 years of experience working for small businesses and start-ups in the fields of sales, business development, and research marketing. He now launches One Circle Farms, a natural outgrowth of his passion for self-directed learning, education, sustainable organic food production, and renewable technologies.
This campaign will receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal. Funding duration: November 25, 2013 - January 20, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
Indiegogo Page: http://bit.ly/1bhy7Zr