BLUE ECONOMY: Venture proposes processing entire fish


If you are killing a fish mostly to get its valuable eggs and turn them into an expensive delicacy, what do you do with the leftovers?

Healthy Earth, a newly formed private venture in sustainable seafood, thinks it has the answer.

The company intends to prove its case in Southwest Florida, building on two fishy acquisitions started here: The Anna Maria Fish Co., which makes bottarga from mullet roe, and Mote Marine Laboratory’s multi-year success story growing Russian sturgeon in tanks to create a sustainable source of caviar.