Singapore Airlines has decided to serve specially-raised fish from Hudson Valley Fisheries in its premium cabins. Thereby, it provides "wellness meals" exclusively on its nonstop A350 flights from Newark, JFK, and Los Angeles.
In the words of the New York farm, the meals are specially designed "to improve taste, help passengers feel fuller, and reduce indigestion and insulin spikes on the 19-hour journeys".
More specifically, most of the ingredients come from AeroFarms, an indoor vertical farm located close to both New York-JFK and Newark airports.
Because the farm is located 130 miles from New York City, making the transport of the fish quicker and more environmentally friendly than shipping them from abroad countries.
Hudson Valley Fisheries confirmed all the fish is raised in a "closed-loop" system. So, there is no chance of contamination. Moreover, the system negates harmful side effects of open-water aquaculture. For example, by catching other animals like turtles, and coral reef destruction.
According to the farm's CEO, John Ng, the fishery uses six different systems to grow the fish. Therefore, the health and welfare of the fish are monitored every day until they are ready for harvesting. Also, he indicated that all-natural feed is dispersed from a rotating mechanism attached to the middle of each tank.
Finally, 95% of the water in the Fisheries is reused and fish waste is saved and turned into organic fertilizer.
Hudson Valley Fisheries was inspired by the commitment to food security and environmental stewardship. Its goal is to protect wild fish populations and the environment through dedicated animal care and an advanced recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology.
The proximity of its farm reduces the time and distance that it takes to get the fish to the customer's fridge. A much shorter supply chain means fewer carbon emissions and a smaller carbon footprint.