GIS has developed a game changing technology utilizing an oxygen delivery system which enhances fish health. IS Gas Infusion Systems Inc. (“GIS”) is a St. Andrews New Brunswick based company. Prior to incorporating in June 2016, the founders had been researching the super saturation of water with dissolved oxygen while maintaining a constant total gas pressure. As Canada’s marine science research hub, with the Canadian Department of Fisheries St. Andrews Biological Station and the Huntsman Marine Sciences Center, St. Andrew`s has provided GIS unique access to leading scientists and facilities. The foundational research was used as a cornerstone to establishing GIS as a commercial company. GIS is providing a service to the worldwide aquaculture industry.
GIS Gas Infusion Systems Inc. is a St. Andrews New Brunswick based company. Prior to incorporating in June 2016, the founders had been researching the super saturation of water with dissolved oxygen while maintaining a constant total gas pressure.
GIS Gas Infusion Systems Inc. is a St. Andrews New Brunswick based company developing unique aquaculture applications to enhance fish health throughout their entire life cycle.
Utilizing the foundational research, we have successfully delivered the first of a series of innovative, game changing solutions to industry. GIS will continue the science based approach it has successfully followed to date in developing further solutions.
The GIS system delivers super saturated levels of dissolved oxygen while maintaining total gas pressure allowing for increased exposure times. The result of this is higher efficacy of treatment, healthier fish and reduced number of treatments.
Aquaculture continues to be the fastest growing animal food-producing sector to outpace population growth. Per capita supply from aquaculture increased from 0.7 kg in 1970 to 7.8 kg in 2006, an average annual growth rate of 6.9 percent. Aquaculture is set to overtake the capture fisheries as a source of food fish by 2030. Per FAO projections, it is estimated that to maintain the current level of per capita consumption, global aquaculture production will need to reach 80 million tonnes by 2050 . The farmed salmon industry is the fastest growing product line in aquaculture, projected growth of 8.5 % annually.
As the graph to the left indicates, farmed fish is approaching wild catch levels and has been larger than beef production since 2012. Additionally, the FAO expects that the world food supply MUST double by 2050 within the same footprint of current food production.
In the Americas and Europe, salmon and related fish are the largest component of the aquaculture business. The farmed salmon industry has a few dominate players with one Norwegian company accounting for at least 25% of the world farmed salmon market. In Canada, the dominate company is based in New Brunswick. This fact alone makes for knowledge of issues and opportunities and contact with decision makers. As reported by the Atlantic Canada Farmed Fish Association, salmon is the most efficient converter of inputs (feed) into outputs (growth) making it the most important future source of protein in the world’s food chain. It takes about 1kg of feed to produce 1kg of farmed salmon - compared to beef at 10:1 and chicken at 2:1. Additionally, farmed salmon has a considerable lower carbon footprint as compared to pork and beef.
It is a well understood fact that the consumption of more fish will lead to a healthier population.