AquaUtopia Pty Ltd. is a new polyculture aqua farming business. Utilzing a 3D vertical farming system we will sustainably cultivate, harvest and bring to the market Golden Kelp, Gooseneck Barnacles and Blue Mussels.
From Asia, Europe all the way to the America's, Kelp, Gooseneck Barnacles and Blue Mussels have acted as important sources of food.
Seaweed is considered to be the superman of superfoods. The United Nations (Cahill, P. 2016) estimates the global seaweed industry to be valued at $6 billion. A member of the seaweed family, Golden Kelp (Ecklonia radiata) is found in the seas surrounding Southern Australia. Beyond acting as a natural and sustainable source of food, packed full of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, Golden Kelp can be utilised to form nutraceutical products, is used in food preservation, cosmetics, fertilisers, animal feeds and has the potential to be developed into biofuel.
Gooseneck Barnacles also referred to as Percebes (Lepas anatifera), are considered to be one of the worlds most gastronomic and tastiest sea foods. Best known and loved in the Galicia region of Spain and Northern area of Lagos, Portugal, demand for this delicacy outstrips supply with a single Kg of Gooseneck Barnacles reaching as high as 300 Euro!
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With their smooth texture and soft, sweet flavour Blue Mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) are fast growing and have become a favourite of chefs and foodies Australia-wide.