SmartAqua and Wiley, two Australian-based consultancy companies, teamed up, combining decades of international experience in the aquafarming and seafood processing sector, to provide turnkey services for land-based aquaculture, recirculating aquaculture systems project management, processing plant design and construction.
SmartAqua has a 26-year history in aquaculture consulting around the globe, with a growing focus on land-based farming and processing operations. Wiley has navigated the food facility project delivery business for over a century with a large, experienced engineering, design and delivery team.
“In the current uncertain environment, there is a renewed global push for food security, domestic food production and reduced reliance on imports. With this comes an increase in demand for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) for land-based aquaculture solutions. A new aquaculture team has formed from industry veterans to help the aquaculture industry to continue with the sustainable growth needed to feed 9.5 billion people by 2050,” the companies said.
The team is working on multiple projects with some larger players in the RAS space, as well as existing sea cage operators.