A California-based biotech startup wants to get lab-grown fish on the market to combat the world's environmental problem of overfishing

The researchers at Finless Foods, a biotech startup based in California, work tirelessly to produce their solution to the world’s overfishing problem: lab-grown fish fillets. The team decided to tackle Bluefin Tuna first, due to high demand for the fish.

The scientists operating in the Finless Foods lab recreate the fish using small cell samples of a Bluefin Tuna found in nature. In theory, a single fish cell could create a ton of edible fish food. These cells go into a sterilized brewery where they are multiplied by applying protein to the samples. The process takes several months. The finished lab-grown product does not include the parts of a fish a consumer typically avoids, like head and tail.

Finless Foods hopes to make its lab-grown fish available on the market sometime in the next two years.

Finless Foods


Lead Image: Nguyen Linh | Unsplash

The researchers at Finless Foods, a biotech startup based in California, work tirelessly to produce their solution to the world’s overfishing problem: lab-grown fish fillets. The team decided to tackle Bluefin Tuna first, due to high demand for the fish.

The scientists operating in the Finless Foods lab recreate the fish using small cell samples of a Bluefin Tuna found in nature. In theory, a single fish cell could create a ton of edible fish food. These cells go into a sterilized brewery where they are multiplied by applying protein to the samples. The process takes several months. The finished lab-grown product does not include the parts of a fish a consumer typically avoids, like head and tail.