Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) is a form of self-sustaining farming where two or more organisms are farmed together. Think polyculture; tilapia farmers are able to reduce their dependency on global shipping chains that deliver their feed by growing algae, seaweed, and mollusks in the same environment as their fish.

“This means you’ve got a couple different organisms all eating each other. But it builds a self-sustaining approach, and it means the farm is a lot more stable against COVID-19 or any other global event that could disrupt the supply chain,” says Helmuth.

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