Aquaculture Consulting

As the fastest growing food industry, today’s aquaculture sector is challenged by the need to scale-up worldwide production in order to meet ever-increasing demand, while facing limited natural resources and multiple production constraints. There is a clear need for more sustainable practices and resource-efficient approaches to aquaculture.

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Feasibility Studies and Project Planning

Blueyou elaborates feasibility studies and develops detailed project and financial plans for aquaculture operations striving to supply markets with responsibly farmed seafood. Project planning addresses technical, economic and market-oriented aspects of aquaculture, and always involves careful consideration of the environmental and social issues at stake.

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

Blueyou conducts environmental impact assessments for new aquaculture projects or operations engaged in improvement projects. Joining efforts with local experts and scientific institutions, we can offer impact assessment studies in all major areas of aquaculture development.

Aquaculture Feed Ingredients

Blueyou offers guidance and advice for the improvement of aquaculture feed ingredients, such as fishmeal and fish oils, and works with the feed industry in order to create incentives and leverage for sustainable practices in the supplying fishery sector.

Quality Assurance, Food Safety and Traceability

Blueyou supports aquaculture operators in all aspects of product quality and food safety, providing market access and improved product value by proper practices on the farming and post-harvest process levels. Blueyou’s services also include solutions for product integrity and traceability throughout seafood supply chains.

Fair Trade Models for Small-Scale Farming

Blueyou addresses the specific needs and constraints of smallholder producers in the aquaculture industry, which often lack the capacities to improve the sustainability of their operations. Our team  focuses on local capacity and organisation building, as well as on the creation of direct linkages to attractive export markets. The creation of long-term frameworks for continuous improvement is an important part of this process, which may be complemented by the development of Fair Trade models.

References

2015

Feasibility study and business plan for community-based farming project of Abalone in the Philippines.
Principal: PEMSEA / Worldbank

Business planning for new aquaculture venture in Switzerland: Indoor farming of fish in close recirculation systems
Principal: Swiss retail company


2014

Technical and economic feasibility study for fish farming in Kuwait
Principal: Private investment company in Kuwait

Value chain and supply chain analysis for seafood from smallholder communities in Vietnam
Principal:  European NGO

2013

Pilot program and technical consulting for closed recirculation system farming of finfish in Europe
Principal: European retail company

Implementation of better farming practices and standards for sustainable aquaculture in shrimp farming in Ecuador and Vietnam
Principal: Private company in Ecuador and Vietnam

Feasibility study on GMO-free feed in farmed seafood under the certification of the ASC
Principal: Retail company Switzerland


2012

Development and implementation of sourcing policy and private industry aquaculture standards for Pangasius in Vietnam
Principal: Private German company


Project management and technical guidance for the implementation of ASC standards for Pangasius farming
Principal: Private Vietnamese company


Project management and technical guidance for the implementation of ASC standards for shrimp farming in Thailand, Vietnam and Ecuador
Principal: Private Company in Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador

2011

Technical evaluation and feasibility study for sturgeon farming in the Caspian Sea region for sturgeon conservation efforts in the Caspian and Black Seas
Principal: WWF Switzerland


Technical feasibility study for farming tropical freshwater fish in closed recirculation systems by using industrial waste-heat sources
Principal: Private Swiss Company


2010

Feasibility study for the development of fair trade standards for farmed shrimp
Principal: Fair Trade Foundation (UK)


Guidance for implementation of Good Aquaculture Practices (GAP) and ecological improvement for Pangasius farming and feeding practices
Principal: Private Vietnamese company 


Technical guidance and advice for the development of fair trade standards for farmed shrimp
Principal: Fair Trade Foundation (UK)


2009

Implementation of sustainable Pangasius project in Thailand. Guidance and advice in standard compliance, introduction of better management practices and supply chain management
Principal: GTZ Thailand Sector Programme Eco-Efficiency Measures for SME’s and private Thai company


2008

Project management of organic shrimp farming project in Thailand. Guidance and advice in standard compliance, introduction of better management practices and supply chain management
Principal: GTZ Thailand Sector Programme Eco-Efficiency Measures for SME’s and private Thai company


2007

Technical advice and guidance for sustainable aquaculture and available market-based certification schemes for a sustainable shrimp farming initiative in Nigeria
Principal: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and private companies in Nigeria


2006

Case study on sustainability and social benefits of small-scale shrimp production in forest-shrimp aquacul­ture systems in Vietnam (Silvofisheries)
Principal: Private German company 


Advice and scientific guidance for the development of sustainable shrimp farming in Western Africa
Principal: OECD conference on sustainable shrimp farming in Western Africa (Guinea-Conakry)


Project management of Indian Organic Aquaculture Programme (IOAP): Planning, capacity building, implementation of organic standards and internal control system (ICS)
Principal: Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) India and Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) Switzerland


2005

Development of framework and tools for training of Good Aquaculture Practices (GAP) and internal group certification of smallholder aquaculture operators in India
Principal: Private companies in Switzerland and Germany


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