Frequently Asked Questions
Indoor farming refers to the farming of any crops or animals in a completely indoor environment with solid walls, a ceiling, flooring and windows.
Indoor fish farming is akin to keeping fish at home in an environment under your control and can take good care of. Conventional fish farming typically involves rearing fish in the open sea or open space on land where you have little or no control over the environment surrounding you.
By farming our fish indoor we can stay away from three major problems that conventional fish farmers face:
- Environmental pollution such as oil spills, chemical seepage, industry waste dumping, heavy metal pollution, plastic material dumping, littering or even nuclear waste leaks.
- Natural disasters such as storms and strong currents that can sweep sea cages away or prolonged droughts that can dry up the water in culturing ponds on land.
- Other natural high mortality events like red tides, plankton blooms, oxygen depletion in the water due to unknown reasons, sea lice and other parasitic infestations.
Although these problems do not happen regularly, a single occurrence can be detrimental to farming operations and the business.
Yes. We discharge farming waste into existing sewage systems where it is easily treated. To prevent pollution, we ensure that none of the waste is discharged into our natural environment.
The reasons are,
- We want to create a comfortable working environment akin to working in an office or factory. Our workers do not need to be subjected to unpredictable weather outdoors.
- As nature lovers, we hope to see the sea coasts free and the wildlands green. We see indoor fish farming as playing our part to work towards that goal.
We believe that it is a stable and safe investment for the future, unlike conventional fish farming which can be fraught with uncertainty.
In simple terms, the Nano Bubble is gas bubble generated by a Nano Bubble Generator. 1 nano meter is 1 billionth of a meter. The size and quantity of Nano Bubbles generated can be set by tuning the gas flow rate and pressure. Nano Bubbles have the following properties:
- It does not float to the surface like a normal gas bubble does.
- It will shrink and eventually burst in the water.
- It releases energy when burst.
- It has sensitisation effect when burst.
- It increases the dissolved oxygen content of the water if the gas bubble is made up of oxygen gas.
In BOAT, we use oxygen gas to generate Nano Oxygen Bubbles.
No, it is not. In Japan, research has been provided to encourage the use of Nano Bubbles in cleaning, growing of vegetables, preserving seafood and in medical industries.
Yes you can. Take note that if you decide to rear fish for food, your feed must conform to the tests set out by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA). It is also a good practice to send your fish for heavy metal, antibiotic and drug residual tests in SFA before consuming them.
Good farming method and technology will yield better and healthier produce. We should not put our health at risk. To ensure that you are consuming healthy food, you should question how the fish is farmed and always choose produce from reputable source.
It stands for Farmed Indoor with Nano oxygen.
Yes, we registered it early this year.
We harvest your fish from the tank upon your order, before processing, they are kept in a cooler box and cover them with ice. After each piece is processed, we vacuum packed them individually, our delivery partner picks up your order and delivers it straight to you. Since the entire process chain happens in Singapore, there are no customs or long wait times involved.
We feed our fish with formulated dry pellet feed from world renowned brands. It is a mixture of maize, soya bean, high quality fish meal, high quality fish oil, rice bran, vitamins and minerals. The Singapore Food Agency carries out regular tests on the feed to ensure it meets safety standards. We store our feed in a dedicated store room to prevent contamination and use the feed based on a First In First Out (FIFO) order.
According to a United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report in 2016, tilapia ranks 4th as the most popular fish in the USA; after shrimp, salmon and canned tuna. Tilapia has good amount of omega 3 fatty acids compared to other fish within a similar price range. We culture tilapia as we want more people to be able to enjoy fish with high nutrition levels at an affordable price. At the same time, it is also a way to showcase our indoor farming technology as compared to conventional farming.
Our fish does not have a muddy taste.
According to scientific studies, earthy or muddy taste is caused by geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (MIB). They are produced by certain blue-green algae and are normally found in outdoor ponds. Our fish are farmed indoors with no direct sunlight and go through a special depuration process before being brought to your table. As a result, the flesh is fresh and clean and with no muddy taste.
We design our culturing system such that the fish are constantly swimming. This results in a texture that is firmer than those farmed in still water ponds.
The tilapia we farm is a species from Thailand we import them from a reputable farm. Thailand, is one of the few countries in the world able to supply good quality tilapia.
Our Super Red Tilapia inherit their colour from the parent fish. The parent fish is specially selected, using a number of criteria like their skin colour, body shape and growth rate in the selection process.
To be tested by the lab
6 to 8 months depending on the size we grow them from.
We import our Jade Perch from Australia, where they are a native species and can be found in the Barcoo River in central Australia.
Just like other temperate fish, the Jade Perch stores energy in their bodies during summer in the form of fat so that they can utilise it during winter.
They are Omega 3 fatty acids, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).
Omega 3, EPA and DHA can increase level of good cholesterol (HDL), lower Triglycerides and lower rates of heart disease and they are good for the brain too.
Studies has shown that Australian Jade Perch containts 2483 mg of Omega 3 oil per 100g of flesh. In comparison, Atlantic Salmon contains 842 mg of Omega 3 per 100g of flesh. These studies are from Australia.
If you would like to enjoy the benefits of Omega 3 but would like to reduce the oil, you can buy a smaller sized Jade Perch. Fish sizes below 350g contain lesser oil after cooking.
When reared in an indoor environment with no sunlight, the Jade Perch will be lighter in colour and appear greener.
6 to 8 months depending on the size we grow them from.
Order and Deliveries
It will stay fresh for about a week if you keep them in a -20⁰C freezer. It is recommended that you should consume your fish within 2 days if you keep them in the chiller compartment.
We currently offer daily delivery from 10 am to 8 pm in 2 hour windows except on public holidays. If there are no delivery slots available in that particular window, please choose another time slot.
You do not have to be at home but we require someone to be available to receive your delivery. If no one is home, we will return the fish to our facility and you may have to arrange for a second delivery with charges.
We understand that you may wish to change your original delivery time due to unforeseen problems. We can allow re-scheduling of your delivery 2 working days prior to the initial delivery date.
We accept Paynow or Cash On Delivery.
We encourage you to check the quantity of your order and the condition of the packaging. It should be vacuum packed with good seal.
Keep the fish in your fridge. If you are cooking your fish within 2 days, we recommend keeping it in the chilled compartment of your fridge. However, if you are planning to keep your fish for more than 2 days before cooking, please keep it in the freezer compartment.
We vacuum pack your fish individually. The sealed packs will be placed in an insulated box and covered with ice. You will receive chilled, fresh and nicely packed fish.