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Kampachi Co co-founder steps back to focus on offshore R&D


For Immediate Release

Contact: Kelly Coleman
Coleman Communications
(415) 939-4602

Co-founder of King Kampachi company returns to “next generation” offshore R&D

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – September 10, 2019 –The co-founder of The Kampachi Company, Neil Anthony Sims, has stepped back from active involvement with the King Kampachi producer to focus on next generation, “over-the-horizon” technologies at the research facility in Kona, Hawaii.

The Kampachi Farms LLC facility is pursuing a range of research projects including improved kampachi diet formulations, selective breeding, cultivation of herbivorous reef fish, and offshore farming of algae for food, feed and biofuel use.

“The Kampachi Company is now producing consistent volumes of King Kampachi, and has recently achieved ASC certification. I now want to focus on new challenges, with longer lead-times, but with the overall aspiration of expanding sustainable offshore aquaculture,” said Sims. “The research projects in our Kona facility, and our “Velella Epsilon” demonstration net in the Gulf of Mexico, have the potential to make a significant impact on the future of offshore aquaculture. I’m delighted to be able to now work more closely with our dedicated staff of talented young scientists on these visionary initiatives.”

Sims will continue involvement with The Kampachi Company on a consulting basis, advising on research and other questions.

ASC-certified King Kampachi, a sashimi-grade yellowtail, is available in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and will soon be available in Europe and Japan. For sales of ASC-certified King Kampachi, contact For more information, please visit

About The Kampachi Company:
We nurture King Kampachi offshore, miles from land, anchored deep in the clean waters and strong currents of the Gulf of California in Baja California Sur. We choose to hold ourselves to the most stringent international environmental, social, and governance standards, and are committed to continually improving the processes that maximize the welfare of our fish, using in-house research with collaborative scientific studies. As a result, we can offer the world the ocean’s finest fish.

About Kampachi Farms, LLC:
Kampachi Farms is a Kona, Hawaii, based R&D company, dedicated to softening humanity’s footprint on the seas, by expanding production of the ocean’s living resources.

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