Why Cultivated Fish
There is mounting evidence that the increased volume of fishing activity worldwide is having a severe effect on the health of our oceans. With oceans taking up over 70% of the Earth surface, sea creatures and the overall health of marine life is essential for sustaining life elsewhere on the planet. In addition to harvesting large amounts of fish and seafood, large-scale fishing operations catch and often unintentionally kill untargeted marine life aka by-catch, including juvenile fish, corals, and other bottom-feeding organisms. Killing these unintended species can have significant effects on marine ecosystems.
“Fish are the last type of meat we humans still hunt. In the Mediterranean, 90% of the fish are gone. Even in the oceans, the situation is horrific,” says Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan, a world leader in the field of aquaculture at the Hebrew University and one of Sea2Cell’s co-founders. “We go out in these massive ships to the seas and oceans and cause absolute catastrophes. Overfishing has serious consequences, which may affect the balance of life as we know it. Everybody looks over the surface, but our oceans are just as important to save”.