The company claims to be the first of its kind to produce bio-printed whole whitefish products in the APAC region and establishes an operational base in India to serve the needs of the APAC region. Consumer adoption of plant-based meat in the Indian subcontinent is on the rise and the company is optimistic that this region will also experience similar demand growth in the alternative seafood category in coming years. They have their R&D base in New Zealand.
Over the next few months, the company will launch its first set of plant-based seafood offerings in India and New Zealand, starting with plant-based whole snapper fillets, and will focus on creating of an alternative seafood brand in the emerging APAC. markets including Singapore and Australasia.
“We see opportunities on the ground when it comes to alternative seafood in the biggest seafood consuming regions like India and Southeast Asia. Our goal is to drive category growth in this region with a range of healthy and delicious seafood, starting with our whole muscle whitefish fillets,” co-founder Shantanu Dhangar said in a press release. .
SeaSpire says it is focused on technologies that can replace inefficiencies in seafood production and is investigating the potential of recycled horticultural side streams to develop raw materials for their alternative seafood whole cuts.
“We need smart proteins and even smarter production infrastructure to ensure a sustainable food transition for future generations. Supply chain stress reduction, ingredient innovations and raw material recycling are the pillars of our success at SeaSpire,” said co-founder Varun Gadodia.
The company will showcase its products at Tomorrow’s Protein Summit – by XPRIZE Foundation later this year and is targeting the launch of its plant-based whitefish whole cuts market in early 2023.