Green today – Blue tomorrow
Green & Blue: safeguarding seafood
‘Doing well by doing good’, enriching society, was our founder’s original mission which Regal Springs®️ has always supported: moving with the times, we are now passionately committed to the growing trend towards the Green and Blue Food movements.* We’re now accelerating our efforts to build a better planet for all. By sustainably farming tilapia, we add precious protein to world food supplies, without diminishing threatened ocean fish stocks.
Our pioneering ‘We Care’ Sustainability Program, unique within tilapia aquaculture, integrates our environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities, purposely designed to deliver a positive impact.
Green movement: caring for our precious lakes and forests
Regal Springs®️ is wholly committed to protecting our magnificent lakeland environments, which we strive to manage and protect. Since premium quality fish require quality, oxygen-rich water, we meticulously monitor our lake water, supported by Regal Springs®️ water assurance programs and supervised by national authorities.
In addition, we work with our communities to restore the natural lake ecosystem, by implementing reforestation projects, planting lots of native tree species and helping to reduce flooding, soil erosion, and the risk of wildfires, greatly benefiting the local villages – part of our: ‘Doing well by doing good’.
Our Green bond with villagers, supporting their Welfare
Regal Springs®️ is one of the largest employers in our local villages, so we consider ourselves responsible for creating better places in which to work and live, jointly collaborating with villagers, local government, and charities in most initiatives. By supporting over 120 sustainability activities each year along our beautiful lake shores, we can enrich the lives of over 100,000 people.
- Our infrastructure projects help build schools, clinics, and roads.
- We celebrate the rich and varied local cultures in our communities.
- When natural disasters strike, we stand by our people and communities.
- We take proactive steps within our communities
to mitigate the impact of COVID-19
Moving to Blue: passionately supporting responsible aquaculture
Integrating over 30 years of aquaculture expertise, Regal Springs raises sustainable and responsibly farmed tilapia in freshwater lakes in Indonesia, Honduras, and Mexico. We are committed to integrating the world’s leading and innovative farming practices into our operations. We take pride in consistently fulfilling stringent international standards, including being the world’s first farm certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard, and the first 4*BAP farm in Honduras and Mexico. But don’t take our word for it…
Blue Foods Movement
Regal Springs® joins this exciting new initiative to alleviate hunger and malnutrition.
What are Blue Foods?
Blue foods are ‘aquatic foods’, mainly fish, caught at sea or reared in fish farms. They’re rich in protein and help feed over 3bn people, that’s 40% of the world’s population, giving jobs to over 600m workers and their families.
Blue Foods have been chosen by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to help feed the world’s soaring population sustainably, climbing to 10bn by 2050. Climate change makes the UN even keener to shift from meat, tying up so many resources, to sustainable proteins like fish.
An international body, the Blue Food Assessment (BFA) has been set up, with 100 scientists from 25 institutions, to assist governments in finding better solutions for feeding the world sustainably.
There’re only so many fish in the sea, so it’s critical to boost aquaculture which by 2020 matched fish caught at sea. Extra money is driving up output, keeping prices attractive for consumers. Regal Springs ® , with farms spread across Asia and Latin America, serving markets both locally and in the USA and Europe, has been an early Blue Foods’ pioneer and fully supports these vital initiatives to feed the hungry world sustainably.
Our Blue Team hates waste
Nowadays, we should all share a duty to preserve our precious planet, and not waste its finite resources. That’s why our whole fish policy ensures we use all of the fish and throw virtually nothing away. We first select our prime tilapia cuts, to ensure an outstanding culinary experience. We then help turn the rest of the fish into valuable pharmaceutical, cosmetic or fertilizer products: truly a ‘win-win’ for all.