Supplying the Aquaculture industry with a wide range of Peroxide solutions
Solvay plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality of seafood served in restaurants and homes across the world. Our role is as invisible ౼ and important ౼ as the hydrogen peroxide products we provide. With our solutions and guidance, farmers are able to maintain healthy ponds, robust aquatic life and a sustainable business. Solvay’s Peroxide expertise provides partnership and support to farmers across the globe.
These farmers face a two-fold challenge. The seafood they produce is intended for human consumption, which requires solutions to be both extremely efficient in fending off disease and infection, while simultaneously ensuring the safety of aquatic life, the surrounding environment and the quality of the end product: Food.
Given this unique challenge, Solvay has focused on creating more than a product, but rather a comprehensive solution. We are committed to providing diseases treatment solutions that can be used across all types of farms ౼ from a single family-run pond to a large industrial farm. We are also dedicated to developing sustainable solutions that respect the resources and environment around us.
Our Aquaculture Solutions
A single disease outbreak can cause shrimp farmers to lose an entire pond ౼ or an entire business. With this in mind, we have worked with local experts and research institutions to develop a deep understanding of the shrimp farming process and appropriate and effective disease prevention solutions. Not only are our solutions premium, effective and environmentally friendly, but our experts around the globe provide local support and training to ensure the precise dosage at the right moment to meet the various needs of each pond.
When added to ponds, AQUALISAN® quickly eliminates a wide range of waterborne pathogens and kills bacteria likely to cause shrimp diseases. Proper use of our conditioning solution has led to higher pond success rates, faster pond preparation time, higher survival rates and a cleaner end product. Aquatic life thrives in AQUALISAN® ponds, giving farmers the peace of mind they need to efficiently run their businesses and harvest larger, healthier shrimp.
Similar to shrimp farmers, salmon, sea bass, sea bream, grouper, king fish and barramundi farmers face the daily threat of disease and infection. PARAMOVE® is a special grade of hydrogen peroxide developed specifically for the fish farming industry. When used as part of an integrated pest management strategy, our solution effectively controls sea lice ౼ a significant problem for Atlantic salmon farming ౼ as well as AGD (amoebic gill disease) on a long-term basis. PARAMOVE® requires short treatment times, promises fast results and ensures animal welfare and minimal environmental impact.
The skyrocketing demand for shrimp, fish and other seafood is driving major change in the aquaculture industry. Not only is our global population growing ౼ expected to exceed 9 billion by 20501 ౼ but food consumption habits have drastically shifted over the past few decades. For example, in the 1960s, the per capita consumption of fish was 9 kilos; a figure that today exceeds 20 kilos2. This demand has led to overfishing ౼ with 33% of fishing stocks fished at unsustainable levels3 and the disappearance of a number of aquatic species.
In order to fill the supply-demand gap while protecting the environment, the industry has turned to farming as a solution. Aquaculture’s organized structure ensures that the demand is met without harming other wild species. Moreover, aquaculture proteins can feed the growing population while also contributing to a more sustainable economy. In fact, studies4 show that the environmental cost of farming chicken is 24% higher than salmon. The same goes for pork (76% higher) and beef (486% higher).
While farming answers many issues, it also comes with its own set of challenges. First off, even the best aquatic environments are under constant risk of exposure to disease carrying pathogens. On top of that, there is a considerable lack of industry standardization and insufficient tools and knowledge among farmers in certain regions. Rapid growth in the industry also makes it difficult for farmers ౼ the majority operating in rural and low-income areas ౼ to prioritize sustainability while keeping up with booming production demands.