Who we are
DF Aquaculture Capital Limited owns proprietary systems, intellectual property and trade secrets for its RAS operations. From the shape of tanks allowing proportional water flow for maximum growth rate vs. mortality/morbidly to the highly-protected trade secret formula for the biofloc suspension that provides superb flavor, DF Aquaculture Capital Limited has the resources, practical know how and the technology to have a sustainable shrimp/fish farm operational and harvesting within 9 months.
Our operations are:
Environmentally friendly, with little to zero discharge
Tiny geographic footprint compared to traditional pools or ponds
Ten times the per cubic meter production
Closed systems prevent contamination from surrounding sources
No release of farmed species into the natural environment
Pathogen and disease free product
Zero use of antibiotics or chemical additives
Superb taste due to the special biofloc solution used to grow the species
Environmentally friendly design which allows for the accelerated growth of high value symbiotic species such as sea cucumbers
The primary products in DF Aquaculture Capital Limited's RAS operations are Premium Jumbo, Extra Jumbo and Colossal White Shrimp combined in an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture ("IMTA") system with Sea Cucumbers and Sea Asparagus. These are high value products with the desired Sea Cucumber species reaching Hong Kong prices of $1660 USD per kg. Shrimp is a $19.4 billion industry and the most highly traded seafood product by value globally.
The IMTA system is environmentally friendly and the shrimp/fish and sea cucumbers/asparagus have a symbiotic relationship. The sea cucumbers/asparagus actually consume the shrimp/fish waste as nutrients. The growth rate is 7.5 times higher using shrimp waste as the food/nutrient source as opposed to traditional farming methods.
DF Aquaculture Capital Limited uses the latest methodology and technology that has been proven commercially. Many systems exist that have been developed in university labs and by private industry but they either do not work on a commercial production scale or simply are too expensive to build and operate.
DF Aquaculture Capital Limited has the answers and has conducted due diligence on the various systems available from China to Europe to the USA. SAC knows the systems that work in remote tropical climates as well as urban cold climates.
DF Aquaculture Capital Limited has university and private lab affiliations that allow the Company to keep abreast of the technology and methodology developments in the field.
Feed sourcing and type is another key area under continual evolution; as such, DF Aquaculture Capital Limited monitors the feed industry in order to advise on the most efficient feed type and source. The feed conversion ratio is one of the determinants of the successful sustainable aquaculture project. Feed typically makes up to 60% of the operating costs.
Energy needs are studied and the most cost effective systems implemented. Recirculating Aquaculture Systems use electricity and its continued supply is important as is its cost. Typically, a combination of solar with a backup diesel or propane generator in conjunction with the local electrical grid is the solution.