Who Are We
We are an international team with global ambition. We adhere to and work with New Zealand values at heart and in mind. We are marine specialists, biochemists, award-winning chefs, international marketers, ingredients salespeople, biotechnologists and designers. We love good food and wholesome high-quality nutrition, and want to instigate positive change by bridging timeless food traditions with new technology. We founded NewFish to improve the sustainability of our food system by creating low-impact technologies that feed and fuel people.
From our Queenstown culinary lab to our Auckland Pilot Plant to our Nelson R&D base to our partners in Hong Kong, USA and Mexico City, we experiment with ideas that combine the old world and the new. We focus on excellence, launching modern foods that do not compromise on functionality, taste or sustainability.
Why are we here?
Our food feeds our culture. And some areas require rethinking.
Agriculture accounts for 21% of GHG emissions - more than the world’s transport system. In New Zealand, this number soars to greater than 50%.
Climate adaptation is real and pressing.
Currently most natural proteins come from animals that do not factor in the true costs on our environment, and require the constant manipulation of sentient animal life. Meanwhile, many plant-based alternatives do not offer the same nutritional profile or taste as animal proteins.
To nurture people and planet, we urgently need alternative sources of natural, high-quality protein utilizing technologies that mitigate environmental externalities.
NewFish exists to reinstate protein abundance while protecting our natural resources by creating microalgae nutrition products.
A blue-green future with microalgae
Microalgae fermentation is an abundant, non-GMO protein technology that produces 37x less CO2 than beef and can be scaled efficiently across cities, farms and communities. Microalgae’s nutrition profile is comparable to premium animal proteins, with a complete amino acid profile, high levels of protein, essential minerals and vitamins (24, 25, 28) and other bioactives.
Aotearoa New Zealand has thousands of endemic algae species with huge untapped potential.
At NewFish we grow and process this valuable natural resource, making it available to customers seeking high quality nutrition.
Microalgae Protein Powder
The white algael protein powder leads our food service range and offers unique functionality for protein fortification, with a neutral colour and flavour and low solubility enabling incorporation into bars, baked goods, desserts or formulas.
This product has exceptional nutritional properties including 35% protein and is rich in vitamins, minerals, fibres and amino- and fatty acids. Our White Algae powder includes vitamins D and B12 which aren’t present in other plant-derived food sources.