FTN AquaArt AG
FTN AquaArt AG is a pioneer for indoor aquaculture and stocking fish in Switzerland. As a dynamic and globally active company in the aquaculture industry, we are committed to ecological, social and economic sustainability in the food production of the future. That is why we are heavily involved in research and training. It is our aim to develop solutions for the natural industrial rearing of edible fish and thus to make an efficient and resource-saving contribution to global food security. What sets us apart: Innovative technical solutions, a high level of competence in fish farming and a great deal of commitment to a balanced interaction between the environment, society and the economy.
Training and research partners:
- University of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences in Bern, BFH-HAFL
- Zurich University of Applied Sciences, ZHAW, Life Sciences and Facility Management Institute for Environment and Natural Resources
- University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters
- School of Biology, University of St Andrews: Scottish Oceans Institute, Scotland
- Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture - HAKI, Szarvas Hungary
- Circular Economy Switzerland
- SAV: Swiss Aquaculture Association
- fenaco: leading agricultural cooperative in Switzerland
- Jucker Farm AG: Project partner in the ecological use of nutrient-rich wastewater
- Fishdoc: Close cooperation with the Swiss Competence Center for Fish Health
- Klinova: innovation partner in the field of energy efficiency, system development and HVAC
- DEOS: innovation partner in the field of digital control and sensor technology
- NXT / UrbanBlue: Innovation partner for maintaining the ecological balance and the well-being of animals in high-tech farms
- Hilti: Cooperation partner in the field of installation technology
- THE BF & PARTNERS AG: Experts for management consulting and corporate financing
- EurA AG: Innovation consulting for tomorrow's market leaders
Agenda 2030 - we implement what the world demands
On September 25, 2015, the UN's 2030 Agenda was unanimously adopted and the world put the Sustainability Charter for social, economic and ecological development into force. These UN goals are a clear obligation for FTN, whereby we focus in our work on eight concrete impact goals. Our claim: what the world demands, we already implement today - with innovative technologies, a lot of know-how and a great passion for nature and animal welfare.
Sustainably produced food
High food security
No use of antibiotics, pesticides, hormones etc.
Healthy , fresh and light protein
Bio-filter technology allows water to be recycled for further use
Wastewater is for the irrigation used by plants (aquaponics)
Use of local labor
Training , research and development
Use of environmentally friendly energy
Local infrastructure and reduced transport routes
Significantly better feed conversion ratio compared to other animal species
Lower CO₂ footprint and reduced transport
Preservation of the oceans and inland waters as natural climate regulators
Protection of the seas and marine ecosystems
Conservation of wild fish stocks
Every human being generates 2,000 kilograms of CO₂ per year through food alone, with almost 65% of climate-damaging gases being produced by meat, milk and dairy products. Fish is the convincing alternative here, as fish products are only responsible for a fraction of CO₂ emissions.
Fish is healthy, tastes good and is the protein supplier of all animals with the absolute best ecological balance. However: the previous fishing methods lead to massive overfishing and major environmental problems. That is why we rely on innovative and sustainable indoor fish farming - a method that protects the wild stock, guarantees the highest level of animal welfare and is recommended by leading environmental organizations. This ensures food security for future generations - economically successful and in harmony with nature.
In terms of emissions, the demand for feed and land and water consumption, fish is the world champion in efficiency among protein suppliers.
Our seas are already overfished. Other factors such as environmental pollution, bycatch or the type of fishing also have a negative effect on natural fish stocks.
The fisheries and aquaculture sectors have expanded significantly over the past few decades and total production hit another historic record in 2020. This increasing demand can only be met by the aquaculture sector, whereby only indoor aquaculture farms, which are always up to date with the latest technological standards, represent a really sustainable alternative.
Indoor aquacultures are based on closed cycles that ensure the highest level of sustainability. 98% of the water is reused. And the use of renewable energies ensures maximum energy efficiency. In addition, even the exhaust air and wastewater are recycled and reused in extended systems, such as in vegetable growing. With the profitable use of by-products, an outstanding, sustainable degree of added value is also achieved. The goal of indoor aquaculture: an environmentally friendly use of our natural resources.
Indoor fish farms guarantee optimal animal welfare - without polluting the oceans and waters. Thanks to the controlled and stress-free environment, neither performance-enhancing substances nor antibiotics have to be used. Another plus point: fish from indoor aquaculture are usually of better quality and tests show that they are almost always ahead in terms of taste.