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.
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>
Aligned with Economic Growth, Climate Action, Life Below Water
Economic Growth 8.5, 8.8, Climate Action 13.1, Life Below Water 14.2, Quality Education 4.7
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>
Seasonal reseeding with juveniles ensures sustainable, year-round. It also affords equal work opportunities for local women as well as men.
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.
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.