Cellular agriculture can be applied to seafood production to reduce our dependence on commercial fishing, which threatens the health of oceans and marine life.1 Why, then, is seafood so underexplored compared to land-based meat?
Prior to this initiative, no public literature explored marine applications of cellular agriculture. We consolidated all of the technical reasons why seafood is uniquely suited for cell culture into a peer-reviewed paper to advance further research about cell-based seafood.
We discovered that fish cell culture research is underfunded and opportunity-rich for novel research.
Our peer-reviewed publication outlines why seafood is uniquely suited to cell culture and what research can most rapidly advance the field.
As of April 2021, the preprint and peer-reviewed paper have a combined 22,000 views, 3,300 downloads, and nine citations.2
June, 2019 – Peer-reviewed publication is published open access in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.
November, 2018 – Preprint publication is published online.
May, 2018 – New Harvest decides to write a paper about cell-based seafood. From the beginning, we commit to publishing open access in order to maximize impact and public understanding about cellular aquaculture.
This work was funded by an anonymous donor.
The publication was authored by Natalie Rubio,3 Isha Datar,4 David Stachura,5 David Kaplan,3 and Kate Krueger.4