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From Singapore to Ireland, a variety of species will now be farmed using our new technology.





  Updated Thursday 23rd January 2014.



The world’s first OROBORUS™ Freshwater Systems are now under construction in Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bulgaria with many more license applications pending



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We take great pleasure in updating you with the progress of our Freshwater Rearing System OROBORUS™, the world’s first self contained re-circulating system for rearing Saltwater species, quite remarkably in Freshwater, inland and any distance from the sea. Coupled with our Patent applied for Ciren® EMF technology plus our revolutionary Particle Fractionators and vegetable based feed, we are not surprised that the Far East and its insatiable consumer demand for quality fish have been the first to install our system. These units can operate without quotas and without needlessly throwing dead fish back into the sea to avoid the wrath of Brussels and many other misguided government bodies, their fines for catching un-allocated species, and the ridiculous penalties incurred, when the logic of allowing 5 kilometre nets to be legal must surely throw into question the sanity of those who qualified for their jobs in the first place.


Since going public during September 2009 with the results of our revolutionary new technology that can be applied to both marine and freshwater species, events have progressed at such an incredibly rapid rate that we have struggled to cope with demand. Further research is dramatically increasing the number of species that can be successfully reared in this system, which now includes Soon Hock, Arowana, Turbot, Bluefin Tuna and Giant Grouper. Excitingly we have also progressed our research to include shellfish with promising results. We have found a way to increase growth rates with both Lobster and Crayfish  . . . more to follow!

The demand to implement our technology has been overwhelming with licensing agreements under negotiation with Germany, Denmark, USA, Canada, Malta, Cyprus and others, with Singapore, Malaysia and Ireland already secured.


In addition, we can confirm that the world’s first OROBORUS™ production units are in the final stages of construction in Singapore and will be operational within the next 3 months.


Very sadly, but not surprising given the current lack of vision by both the incumbent government, hamstrung local authorities and the irrational desire to give vast sums of money to bankers, we find that despite our best efforts to try and retain this revolutionary technology and the benefits of producing a relatively cheap, sustainable source of ‘fresh’ fish within the UK, we have been met with the kind of blind response that has attributed to many of the embarrassing and inexcusable explanations we will one day have to give to our future generations as to why their forefathers made such a mess of running our planet.  Even our MP’s, House of Lords, DEFRA and SEAFISH have shown little or no interest in helping us to move this project forward despite the obvious potential of bringing in foreign currency and the worldwide need for the sustainability of our oceans. Perhaps however with an election looming and the need for them to come out in daylight we may get someone calling us.


Whilst it is devastating to see the technology move from the UK as there is an inexhaustible demand for the product and very definite environmental benefits within Europe, at least you can be sure that Singapore, Malaysia and eventually China will benefit immensely having been the first Countries to recognise the importance of our technology and how it will change the way fish are reared forever.

The implications of this installation for Singapore, Malaysia and the Far East in general are huge. Here we have one of the world’s fastest growing populations and using our system will help to commercially and humanely rear fish to potentially feed millions of people whilst giving our seas the chance to recover.


The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) have been quick to recognise the potential and have set up meetings in Singapore with DIOBAS Directors in April to explore the installation of a series of Production Units for rearing both Marine and Freshwater species to satisfy their insatiable demand for fish.  


Steve Marriot, Managing Director of DIOBAS said “It is a fantastic achievement for all of us to see the results of our 16 year investment into this Research finally establishing itself throughout the world. Over the next 18 months, in excess of 100 full scale production units are planned to be constructed, under license with the smallest unit yielding in excess of 75 tons of fish per annum at an attractive and sustainable market price. Our system will enable the production of fish as a valuable comparatively cheap source of protein in areas where food production is often impossible and, at long last, we are one step nearer to our vision where all fish are produced in a humane and carefully managed environment alongside processing plants situated where they are needed”.


Even our closest neighbours across the water want to become involved. We have been invited to play host to a team of 20 French Delegates who will visit our Research facilities to see how they could use some of our innovative technologies to expand their businesses in this market sector. Being recognised for our success is of course welcome however it is a pity that our local MP has better things to occupy his time and will not be present, perhaps being more concerned with tidying up his parliamentary expense sheet.


It is clear that the current method of using trawlers can never compete either on price, supply or ethics and its time that modern technology turned the very dangerous, heavily subsidised and often unproductive gathering of an important food source into a safe and reliable industry. The financial benefits are too obvious to ignore. The moral considerations of exploiting to destruction what natural stocks we have left by employing ships and nets when there is a viable alternative, we’ll leave to you, the reader to justify.


Rearing fish with the OROBORUS™ system is without doubt one of the most important steps forward we have had the opportunity to take for many years in terms of ‘green’ issues. As for the policies of the big players, governments, Waitrose, Tesco, Findus and the others, all we can say is that making carrier bags an issue is, to say the least, a little unimaginative but predictable given their quest for profit and lack of understanding or genuine concern when it comes to really making a difference to the planet we live on.

Perhaps it should be them that have to answer to our grandchildren . . . . . . . . .  it will be an interesting conversation don’t you think?

Should you be interested in reading more, follow our progress via the various links or feel free to contact us via  or direct to our Managing Director  

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Our MD and his team will shortly be leaving for Shanghai, Melbourne & N Carolina having just returned from Singapore