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Steelhead Springs was a vision that my family and I set forth to provide for our community and markets a healthier fish. Every day we see the horror stories of bad and neglectful farming. In many cases it takes decades to uncover and document neglectful farmers. It took me almost 7 years to document and unravel the Ponzi scheme of fish farming. Like real magicians they make you focus on one hand while the other hand is busy behind doors making life altering decisions without our knowledge.
I’m sad to say that my mother paid the ultimate price because of these dishonest retailers and neglectful farmers. Greed is and always will be their only drive and no human life will ever be worth more than a stack of cash in their bank account. Just think how many people have died because of the food that we eat, where it comes from, and how it’s farmed.
Majority of people here in the United States wont buy clothing, cars, housing material, supplies and other materialistic items from outside of the United States, yet we're more than comfortable to buy our food from third world countries where a health code is non-existent.
I set a goal to build this farm here in St. Charles, Illinois. I designed the best possible building marvel that will utilize all possible organic materials while operating with renewable fuel sources. The idea was to build the project like Mother Nature would have done it on her own. With the assistance of some 21st century engineering and equipment we are able to replicate and duplicate a natural habitat of each specific fish species. We can then enhance the environment by eliminating any and all biological pathogens harmful to fish by continuously filtering the water. Roof panels will have special reflectors built in to utilize sun and its UV rays to enrich the water even more. Water temperature will be kept at ideal range to keep fish active. Water flow will be changed and adjusted daily and hourly to provide better filtration post feeding but most of all to provide exercise for the fish and eliminate fatty tissues. All of the fecal matter will be filtered out and removed from the biological filters. The fecal matter will be processed down and converted into an organic fertilizer. I designed a farm that would generate zero emission. We will be one of the first self-sustained fish farms in the world.
Once more my business plan isn’t to produce fish and stockpile. Our fish will always and forever be alive and swimming until such time comes to harvest the fish. All fish will always be harvested to order, this way all customers can rest assured that their fish purchased from us is fresh. Post all processing all customers will have the ability to select whether or not they want their fish frozen or thawed.
This project was estimated to cost between $6,500,000-$7,000,000. The reason for the vast difference between the two amounts is due to the geographical location of the farm. Weather and now COVID-19 is what determines the price, labor, and materials. The entire farm will take anywhere from 9 to 16 months to build, then it will take another 9 to 12 months to grow fish to market size. Working capital also had to be included in the overall amount necessary to hold before the project can begin construction. However I’m pleased to say that up to date (June 1, 2021) I have collected $6,200,000. All investors and contributors are good, hard working and honest people. Each investment was custom tailored to each investor, each investment isn’t the same as another. However they all share one common goal and that is they want to help us succeed. I’ve also secured a United States Federal Grant which is non-returnable, free money.