Every Day Is Earth Day for U.S. Aquafarmer
-Regal Springs saves the environment through revolutionary ‘Fish for Trees’ program-
Regal Springs Tilapia, the world’s largest aquafarmer, has been making a difference in painfully poor
Now people of all ages plant tree saplings to reverse brutal deforestation in these two countries where the villagers earn less than
Additionally, Regal Springs is a trendsetter for environmental standards. It practices quality control by analyzing its crop in on-site labs, feeds the tilapia organic grain and uses reprocessed fish oils for bio-diesel fuels to run company vehicles.
“It’s gratifying to be part of a company that takes its environmental and social responsibilities seriously,” says Freek Huskens, who heads Regal Springs Indonesian operations. “We’re in these communities for the long term. Their successes – whether educationally, environmentally or socially – become our successes.”
Unfortunately, not every aquafarmer takes such care. The result is often fish farmed in waterways contaminated by industrial waste, sewage and agricultural runoff that includes pesticides. Fish absorb chemicals from these uninhabitable waters, which in turn can cause serious health risks. This is why Regal Springs is partnering with the World Wildlife Fund to set standards for tilapia farming.
Until these standards are enacted worldwide, which is expected this year, consumers need to be wise and purchase tilapia and other seafood produced only by fisheries committed to the industry’s best practices.
For information: www.RegalSprings.com.
SOURCE Regal Springs Tilapia