Through many years of work at senior levels in aquaculture and feed production, OddGeir Oddsen became aware of a problem: The industry relies too heavily on fishmeal as the main protein source in aquaculture feed. And with an increasing demand for seafood around the globe, there needs to be a sustainable alternative. Farmed fish and crustaceans will never thrive on plant based diets, so Oddsen turned to worms. Farmed polychaetes from bio-secure ponds in Europe, to be exact.
The idea behind Prochaete was – and still is – simple: Feeds made from polychaetes is an environment-friendly and effective alternative to feed to wild worms. The future of aquaculture needs to be sustainable. And sustainable aquaculture needs to rely on environment-friendly feed. That’s where ProChaete comes in.