I’ve been having a little too much fun on the blog lately. From nominating friends and family to do good deeds, to writing about being successful and still being human – I think it’s time to mix in a serious, business-focused blog for once!
I started this spotlight series in 2018 because I love showcasing the different businesses under The Cadman Capital Group umbrella. But more importantly, it’s about the teams that put in so much hard work to enable these companies to flourish. For those new to the blog, The Cadman Capital Group is a group of cohesive and complementary companies built and acquired over the years. The companies, while very different, all have similar objectives and operate in the international trade, retail, and leisure and investment markets. As the Chairman, I’m aware that the group may seem a little abstract, so through this blog series I’d like to shine the spotlight on these amazing teams that make it all possible.
All about Aquahive
This blog is dedicated to Aquahive because it’s one of the most interesting businesses we’ve got going! Aquahive is a company that specializes in providing turnkey solutions for customers looking to develop commercial crustacea (mainly lobsters). The systems have been proven to work well in producing lobsters. We've also participated in on-going development for other species.
I think it’s quite obvious I’m interested in sustainability. But I absolutely love seafood (it makes an appearance on my social media channels all too often). And I know that seafood is not always sourced sustainably and that we, on the global scale, are fishing our oceans empty. This is the beauty of sustainable lobster and fish farming. Creating these “lobster farms in a box” and allowing others to produce sustainable and easy to replicate farms, is a great way to do good for the planet and earn a living. Plus, you can enjoy your seafood with no harm done!
But what actually is Aquahive?
The concept of Aquahive borrows from nature to take the form of a honeycomb. This form has been developed by bees, which are insects and part of the Phylum Arthropoda - and so are crustacea! It’s no accident that the system designed to house and develop large masses of larvae for bees can be effective for their "marine relatives."
I'm proud to attribute the conception of Aquahive to Richard Land and Dennis Gowland. The new system has been shown in commercial trials at 2 different hatcheries and performs better than traditional mono-layer tray-based systems.
Basically, it’s led to the ability to produce crustaceans in a very small area. Previously, this was only able to work in large built areas. The genius of Aquaculture has reduced both capital expenditure and running costs of hatcheries, meaning, everyone can contribute to sustainability.
Do you have questions about Aquahive or how it works? Comment and let me know!
Giles Cadman is Chairman of The Cadman Capital Group, a group of cohesive, complementary companies, operating in the international trade, retail, leisure, and investment markets. Learn more about Giles.