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What does Agrata do?

Based in Singapore, Agrata is an aquaculture technology company focused on the production of Scylla serrata, the most popular and fastest growing species of mud crab, also known as Sri Lankan or Samoan crab.

We provide end-to-end capabilities, including proprietary instrumentation and process guidelines, that enable the sustainable and consistent production of mud crab, a species that is currently >90% wild sourced. 

We have designd and built the world's first industrial scale, RAS based mud crab hatchery at our flagship facility located in the Riau Islands of Indonesia, and we plan to begin scaled end-to-end production across non mangrove intrusive farms in 2023 both internally and with partners. We believe that solving the crablet (baby crab) bottleneck can spark the creation and growth of a new aquaculture industry that is both profitable and sustainable.

Why are we doing this?

Agrata was created by a team of individuals passionate about aquaculture and the future of food. Surveying the landscape of warm water species produced, we discovered a market for mud crab (worth over $4bn USD in trade globally) that had yet to undergo the industrialization transitions experienced by other high value species like shrimp and abalone. That opportunity not only represented a large market with rampant demand, a high value status, and suffocated supply - but also an opening to create a valuable economy for the South East Asian region that could be moulded from its foundations while being aligned to our guiding philosophies of responsible scale and environmental sustinability. 

Our proprietary innovations, leveraged on years of research and the life's work of our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Colin Shelley, presents the unique opportunity to shape a valuable and crucial industry to cuisines and cultures around the world, without decimating natural environments - an unfortunate effect of the intensive aquaculture practices of the last few decades.

Let’s Work Together

We are always seeking partners who align with our values. We invite those that want to reach out to contact us at to explore how we can work together to build up this burgeoning industry. 

Types of collaborators we are actively seeking:

  • Land based aquaculture companies that have underutilized farming assets and infrastructure

  • Research institutions that would like to collaborate as we continue to develop our feed and genetics program

  • Regional community leaders in aquaculture and coastal communities that are seeking sustainable alternative opportunities that can benefit their environment and peoples

  • Buyers who are looking for consistent supply of mud crab (soft and hard shell) and who want to purchase with us on a regular basis

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