Impact

Triple Bottom Line

Businesses must make money. But Triple Bottom Line (TBL) companies realize that they can do more. Our sea cucumber cultivation work builds upon coastal fishers’ existing knowledge and produces a high-value product while restoring the marine ecosystem and providing an opportunity for communities to sustainably transition out of poverty.

Environmental Restoration

Aquaculture production of sea cucumbers is environmentally restorative rather than destructive. In the process they prevent harmful algal blooms (algae growth explosions that suffocate surrounding  sea life), release calcium carbonate essential for coral growth, and increase the water’s pH which counteracts harmful ocean acidification. <read more>

Coral Cities

Coral reefs are home to more than 25% of  all marine species. They can sustainably produce 5-15 tons of fish, crustaceans, and other invertebrates per square kilometer per year.

Sea cucumber cultivation provides an ideal opportunity for Caribbean coastal fishing communities to sustainably transition out of poverty by adding to workers’ existing fishing knowledge and producing a higher-value product all the while restoring the marine ecosystem.<read more>

Job Creation

New Opportunities

Seasonal reseeding with juveniles ensures sustainable, year-round. It also affords equal work opportunities for local women as well as men.

Regenerative Economics

Aquaculture production of sea cucumbers is environmentally restorative rather than destructive, thus promoting a healthy ecosystem for other marine life to flourish naturally and restoring economic prospects for the broader fisheries industry in remote coastal communities.

Sea Ranching

A method using coastal ocean areas to grow lab-produced juveniles into market-ready adults — allows for widespread cultivation along coastlines, minimizing crop threats like disease, maximizing environmental benefits, and diversifying work opportunities for coastal communities.