FAQs

Aquaculture is “the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of fish, shellfish, algae, and other organisms in all types of water environments.” For Ideal Fish, this means that fish are specifically bred and cared for in a clean, controlled, and nurturing environment to be used for food.

Ideal Fish specializes in farming saltwater fish, notably salmon, rainbow trout, barramundi, and branzino. By creating a closed farming system, we can create clean, delicious fish that is hormone and chemical-free.

Without the need for antibiotics or other chemicals, our fish is also GMO-free and much safer for human consumption. There are no hidden surprises like those that are lurking deep in the oceans or inside the pens of sea farms.

RAS or Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Technology creates a closed system whereby fish are bred, grown, and monitored. With virtually no outside influences or pathogens, our experts monitor every aspect of the fish’s development in a controlled environment, making it possible to buy fresh fish online.

Ideal Fish utilizes a system that ensures sustainability with a tiny carbon footprint. However, other methods such as sea farming have grown out of favor as it adds to waste dumped into the ocean and the ocean’s toxins seep into the fish. Additionally, fishing for wild-caught fish creates many emissions and other waste that is not good for the environment.

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Technology, on the other hand, is very environmentally friendly. This fully sustainable system uses very little water and space. Taking it one step further, clean, healthy fish also creates a healthy human environment for those who eat it, yielding the most sustainable seafood subscription and à la carte online shopping experience.

RAS technology is a highly sustainable system. Because it filtrates the water it uses, there is very little water used to start with and very little waste. It can be as compact as you like, and it doesn’t use much energy.

Unlike ocean fishing, which takes the fish out without replacing them, the closed-loop system of RAS lends itself easily to sustainability. The fish waste is sent to local farmers to fertilize their fields, and the fish cuttings are used to make organic pet food and kosher fish broth. Every single part of the fish is used!

Yes, the United States government regulates aquaculture. According to the National Aquaculture Association, the FDA watches over the field of agriculture to make sure that all fish are safe for human consumption.

There is a misconception that “wild-caught” seafood equals healthier fish, which is not the case. Plastics, toxins, and garbage find their way into oceans, which cause the ocean’s fish to be full of chemicals and pathogens.

On the other hand, sustainably raised fish using RAS Technology are free from the chemicals, toxins, and microplastics found in today’s oceans.

At Ideal Fish, the entire process of fish-growing is regulated. Our experts feed quality food to the fish as they grow and keep careful tabs on temperature, surroundings, and fish temperament to make sure they stay healthy

Because the operators at Ideal Fish work so closely with RAS Technology and there are essentially no outside influences, the fish are raised without any antibiotics, hormones, or chemicals. This is excellent news for consumers because you know that you are getting the cleanest, freshest, healthiest fish on the planet.

When you order seafood from Ideal Fish, we package and ship it as soon as humanly possible, and your online fish delivery can arrive on your doorstep in as little as a few hours after ordering. You can also subscribe to a monthly seafood subscription package so that you can expect your package each and every month. Either way, you will know that you are getting the cleanest, most flavorful fish that money can buy.

We raise our fish in Waterbury, Connecticut, and service the entire east coast. We are working on expanding our market.

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