Aquasense is an early stage aquaculture company with the mission to contribute to meeting the rising food needs of a growing world population in a sustainable manner. In 2007, the company set out to change the paradigm of fish farming, by bringing their fish farming operations to the ultra-clean waters surrounding Panama. Considered a non-traditional farming method for tilapia, their preliminary research showed that when tilapia are reared in the full salinity of the open ocean and fed nutritious feeds, the result is a very much improved fish product, in terms of taste and texture.
In 2003, we initiated a $1.0 million pilot project, located in South Eleuthera Island of the Bahamas, to develop the farming of the finfish cobia, offshore, in deep-water submersible sea cages. The project was supported by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) at the University of Miami and the Cape Eleuthera Island School (Bahamas).