Farm is situated about 3/4-mile off of Hope Ranch near
Santa Barbara California. The shellfish are grown utilizing
submersible long-lines originally developed by the Japanese.
The shellfish hang suspended off of the bottom where they
can filter the nutrient rich water of the channel.
mission is ultimately to enrich the quality of life in
our community. The farm was conceived and developed to
produce top quality seafood without endangering or degrading
the surrounding environment.
open ocean is viewed as the last frontier for agricultural
development, and Santa Barbara Mariculture plans to be
on the forefront of this movement. It is the general consensus
that aquaculture will supply the demands for the increasing
consumption of seafood in the United States. We have studied
the success and failures of past endeavors and are developing
our own methodologies. Our techniques are simple and straight
forward. We only grow species that can thrive in the environment
without damaging it. No chemicals or feeds are added that
would alter the balance of the ecology. We do not visually
impair views of the ocean and marine life can move freely
throughout the farm.
harvest and produce quality seafood from our local waters.
Through community awareness and education, we believe
we can make a difference in how people understand aquaculture.
We strive to provide the highest quality local seafood
while managing and conserving our precious natural resources.