Press release: Piscine Energetics
Piscine Energetics, a Canadian technology company that transforms an invasive shrimp species (Mysis Shrimp) in British Columbia into sustainable fish food, recently announced the launch of its ‘Save Your Aquarium’ Campaign. The campaign is a “buy one, give one” initiative that aims to rally the public, including the 14.5 million households in North America that have an aquarium, to support the zoos and aquariums that have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Zoos and Aquariums welcome over 185 million visitors annually. We realized quickly that with an extreme loss of revenue and almost unchanging operating costs, our long-time partners are facing challenging budget cuts, and reduced resources while trying to maintain a healthy environment for their animals” said Nuri Fisher, President of Piscine Energetics Inc. “That’s when the idea for the campaign came to me. Why not make it easy for not only our community’s most avid hobbyists but anyone that has ever experienced the wonder of learning in these institutions, to support in the care of these animals.”
Through the Save Your Aquarium Campaign, people and organizations can buy a bucket of Piscine Energetics sustainably sourced fish food for their home or office aquarium, and Piscine Energetics will give a bucket to their institution of choice. People without access to fish tanks can still participate by purchasing a bucket of fish food which will result in both buckets being directed to the selected institution.
“PE Mysis is a staple food item in our feeding regime for animals large and small because of the nutritional profile, feeding response and sustainability of the resource,” said Zach Ransom, Curator of Animal Husbandry DSO at the Frost Museum of Science in Miami, FL. “We appreciate the assistance provided through the Save Your Aquarium Campaign greatly, and I urge everyone to consider what they can do to support their local public aquarium through this difficult situation.”
“Over 50 million children, along with their families, visit zoos and aquariums each year in North America in addition to over 12 million students on field trips who get to laugh, learn, see and gain an appreciation for over 1000 threatened or endangered species. The Save Your Aquarium campaign will ensure these awe-inspiring institutions are around for the next generations” states Fisher.
The Save Your Aquarium campaign is open to the public and will run indefinitely to ensure the safety of animals in aquariums and zoos across North America. The public can select from a list of 295 zoo and aquarium institutions including Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Vancouver Aquarium and SEA LIFE San Antonio or to support specific conservation initiatives such as The Association of Zoos and Aquariums Florida Reef Tract Rescue Project or Project Piaba.
Piscine Energetics is a vertically integrated Canadian “green tech” environmental restoration company, manufacturer and supplier of sustainable fish food. Piscine Energetics removes invasive Mysis shrimp from interior lakes in British Columbia. Invasive Mysis shrimp disrupt the natural food web, alter available feed sources and negatively impact native fish populations. Piscine Energetics pioneered proprietary harvesting technology for the removal of invasive aquatic organisms. For over a decade, under the auspices of the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Piscine Energetics has been simultaneously transforming invasive shrimp into sustainable fish food supplying global aquaculture markets, Zoos and Public Aquariums in addition to the pet industry for aquarium hobbyists who have a fish tanks at home or their place of work.