We could see fishless oceans by 2048 predicted by a team of ecologists and economists. Overfishing, pollution, habitat loss and climate change are contributing to the decline of our sea species. Species in the ocean plays a vital role in human survival not only in terms of a food resource but environmentally as well.
Overwhelmed by these predictions of how commercial fishing will have a detrimental effect on our marine ecosystem, Founders marine conservationist Dominique Barnes and materials scientist Michelle Wolf, started up New Wave Foods, to change the way we eat seafood. New Wave Foods have created synthetic shrimp meat in a lab using plant proteins and algae and the results are positive.
For those who have tasted it have given it the thumbs up, not only in terms of flavour but texture. In addition the product has the same high protein, low fat content as real shrimp, which is promising to be viable substitute to the real thing.
“Through technology, we are creating seafood that doesn’t have to be harvested from this highly vulnerable ecosystem and that is created entirely in our food laboratories. We get inspired by mother nature and recreate what people have been eating for centuries, in a better and more sustainable way”