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What do salmon and electricity have in common?

Fresh salmon and electricity are both commodities, but what else do they have in common? They are both very expensive to store compared to agricultural products like rice or wheat. It takes 2-3 years to grow salmon to harvest weight, but to be sold fresh it needs to get to market quickly. Enter the era of major salmon producers buying their own cargo planes.

Aquaculture is an increasingly important pillar of global food security. But the sector does not have access to the risk and finance tools that land-based agriculture takes for granted. Aquaculturists need data and risk modeling to navigate a changing ocean, and meet the rising demand for sustainable protein.

Learn more about this crazy time in food and commodities from Kyla Scanlon's two-part series: The Science of Salmon Investing and Pricing Agriculture Risk.

Date Written
Apr 06, 2022
Scoot Science