My mission is to farm raise highest quality fish in the world. I developed the most advanced indoor aquaculture facility that uses newest and highest efficiency equipment available today. Sustainability and environmental impact are the key in my engineering. I’m leveraging my technology and my experience to create the new age of fish farming. I believe in true transparency, and I will be as transparent from my broodstock fish to your plate at home. Minimal energy and labor are needed with compliance that far exceed the standard governmental requirements. We are pioneering a new standard and the highest bio-security standards in the industry to prevent fish disease. No chemicals, no antibiotics, all natural products! We use eco-friendly practices inside the only indoor self-sustaining water-conserving zero-emission fish farm in the United States.

Steelhead Springs is a solution that Daniel developed for the country to a mass growing issue across the world in an industry that can be very misleading, untrue, and extremely harmful to humanity - fish farming. His vision is simple, everything must change!

Most Americans don’t eat fish every day. This is because prices of fish have tripled over the last decade. Dietary requirements state that we all should eat at least 2-3 serving sized fish meals a week to help our bodies function properly. It's beneficial to eat fish more than two times a week, however, now due to its prices and toxicity levels the public is being told to limit the fish consumption. The EPA and FDA have addressed methylmercury exposure averaged over a week’s time. The FDA’s “safe” dose of methylmercury for any given person is the RfD multiplied by the person’s body weight in kilograms, then by 7 (to convert daily dose to weekly dose.) For example, a 60-kilogram (132-pound) woman’s safe weekly dose is (0.1 microgram of methylmercury per kilogram of body weight per day) x (60 kilograms) x (7 days) = 42 micrograms of methylmercury. Fish that comes from a clean environment that grew to adulthood in pristine clean and clear water have between 16 and 40 micrograms of methylmercury in its tissue. Some farmed raised fish have tested off the scale. At the time of Daniel’s mothers’ diagnosis and pre-recovery post the surgery she tested 11 times higher than normal level of micrograms in her blood stream. This is why doctors focused on mercury poisoning by ingestion.

Fish absorb contaminants such as PCBs, PBDEs, dioxins, chlorinated pesticides from water and sediments, all of which are toxic to us as humans. The fertilizers we use to have the greenest grass end up in our waters, then in our streams which lead to our rivers and oceans, which have caused amass disturbance in the fish industry.

Mislabeled fish is not a myth, it’s a horrible reality that creates serious health risks, including conditions that will be fatal. 75% of the world’s seafood/fish consists of cheaper fish being sold as a more expensive alternative. Health and safety risks occur because consumers are unable to make informed purchases of certain fish products to protect themselves against these risks based on the product label.​


Initial construction of Steelhead Springs is extensive and expensive. COVID-19 presented us with construction material prices to be out of this world. Materials that usually cost us pennies, now have turned into dollars. Things that cost hundreds of dollars, today they cost thousands. The farm construction was originally projected to take 9 to 16 months, due to government shutdowns and licensing delays the construction was delayed. Today I can say that things are looking up, we have a new schedule with a new timeline. We have orders supplies to meet by summer of 2023 and we must be operational by then.

Today our fish has been steadily growing at a private facility with a Native American tribe in Washington state called Spokane Tribe.

In the meantime, while the construction was delayed, we focused our efforts on marketing and communication with large amounts of clinical organizations throughout the United States.

In 2019 Daniel contacted Home Depot headquarter in Atlanta Georgia with a proposal. Steelhead Springs fish farm is in the fish farming business. The byproduct of the fish farm is fish fecal matter. 1OZ of raw digested unprocessed fish fecal sample dilutes in 5 gallons of water. Watering vegetables with 1oz of mixed solution every 12 hours supplies water and organic fertilization for 10 plants for 30 days on a watering cycle of 12 hours. Phosphate type of fertilizer is recommended only once a week or once a month due to its dangerous contents and properties. Our organic fertilizer is natural and there for it cannot be overused. Home Depot requested a 90-sample growth test to verify our claims. Home Depot was impressed and requested an exclusive supply with an optional licensing agreement with a mutual co-packer.

In 2020, Steelhead Springs received an invitation from the United States military to create a sample of three fish options for the militaries MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat). I'm happy to announce a former decorated US Army general contacted me to offer us a deal of a lifetime. We agreed on a multi-year, multi-teer supply contract with AmeriQual Packaging. We will supply the raw fish and they would do the rest that includes packaging and preparation of meals for the MRE pouches. Shortly after agreeing we received a purchase order to full fill a supply for 500,000 MRE packages. This order will be satisfied with 150,000 fish. This order is due to fill on September 4th, 2023.

​In 2020, Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) began a national campaign and domestic research on food and its impact on our body’s immune system post COVID-19 exposure and contraction. They did not know how processed foods affected people post COVID-19 infections and treatments. In our study conducted at a local University of Illinois in Chicago, research was presented where overpowering a digestive system with naturally enriched foods like organic fish and vitamins can inhibit severe symptoms of the Coronavirus. Currently a process in our green house that was submitted to the University of Illinois showed promising results and clinical study has been on going. Steelhead Springs has been recognized as the pioneer of the food process delivery of over-vitaminizing a human body without the use of pharmaceutical companies. The process is simple, you don’t need to buy expensive machines, you don’t need to buy exotic fruits and vegetables, you don’t need to go far to buy your organic fish. Think primitive and prepare like one. In order to right this ship we must push away from big pharmaceutical corporations. Instead of consuming vitamin pill and prescription medicine that do nothing more than build up your immune system, its much healthier and more beneficial to eat and drink a healthy substance that completely boosts your immune system. Our system works and its proving to work every single day.

In April 2021, we received a call from the Spokane tribe explaining that our fish is growing healthy and big, in fact they’re growing so big that we must dilute our fish stock. Due to COVID delays we were scheduled to receive our fish stock by fall of 2021. However, that has been pushed back and the space that was allocated for the fish to grow to young adults has been exceeded. I looked for nonprofit organizations and/or research foundations that could use our research and information to help. I came across ALS Association that was funding research at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland. The study was focused on the inhibiting factors and properties of Omega-3's and Omega-6's on ALS patients. Due to high Methylmercury contents in many fish on the market, a better option for organic fish was never viewed as a viable option for a possible solution. I immediately established communication and offered help. I supplied my wealth of knowledge of fish contamination as well as the research I conducted on contaminated Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and their vigorous fuel like property to diseases. In October 2021, ALS research association issued Steelhead Springs LLC a clinical trial research grant.

​Steelhead Springs has been featured in numerous news stories and articles. I have been interviewed by newspapers and health magazines. Most recent interview that we had was by a high school student and a junior investigative reporter from a local high school.

Click Here: Knnit published an article about Steelhead Springs and how we started!

​This is an article written by a student at a local high school:

Steelhead Springs LLC: A fish farm that managed to erase methylmercury poisoning from the fishing industry


Methylmercury is formed when mercury circulating in our surroundings dissolves in water bodies around us. It slowly makes its way up the food chain and accumulates in many organisms, especially thriving in marine ecosystems. The hazardous effects of methylmercury were noticed by researchers when they started affecting human health. Studies have shown that a large percentage of mercury in human bodies is due to fish intake.

The toxicity of this poisonous mercury compound directly translates into an array of fatal diseases in human beings. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to methylmercury increases the risk of several neurological and behavioral disorders.

Methylmercury poisoning has been studied as a potential cause for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS. It is not news that elevated mercury levels in ALS patients primarily originate from the consumption of mercury-contaminated fish and shellfish. Apart from this, stillbirths in pregnant women, breast cancer, and brain tumors can also be among the harmful side effects of methylmercury poisoning.


Many times, fishing industries mislabel fish products for economic benefits. This type of fraud is done to make extra money, imposes strikingly pernicious health implications on its consumers. These adverse effects have resulted in the loss of countless lives around the globe.

Steelhead Springs LLC was born from one such heart-wrenching incident. Daniel Bates, hailing from Saint Charles Illinois, outside Chicago, created this company soon after his mother passed away. The cause of her illness was methylmercury poisoning from eating mislabeled fish from a local grocery store. Daniel’s compassion for this industry, with an aim to prioritize human health, has led his company to thrive. Let us find out how he did it.

His research on the fresh fish market was responsible for the changes in the FDA food regulations. He petitioned states and several politicians to trace the location of all the places supplying fresh fish to the markets of the United States. By doing this, light was cast on the fraudulent tactics and manipulative business deals of many retailers.

His company, Steelhead Springs LLC is now devoted to improving the quality of farming and mitigate such irresponsibility’s that can fatally harm human health.

His fish farm uses his robust patented filtration technique that includes state of art technology and greenhouses organics to filter water, making the living environments of the fishes pristine and clear as their natural habitats. This makes his fish farm bio-secured from all contaminates and consequently, removes any traces of harmful substances such as methylmercury. The fish feed contains their own proprietary engineered feed made from organic soybeans that is prepared inhouse.


This technology invented by Daniel Bates holds the power to change the course of this industry. Its efficiency has attracted several eminent people such as Elon Musk and his Musk Foundation, who offered to provide Steelhead Springs with backup power storage towers. Several retail giants have also penned down exclusive contracts for their fish and organic fertilizers.


The contributions of Steelhead Springs LLC do not end here! Only a few months ago they have been approached by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and their research teams, as their pisciculture formula has been successful in stopping the full absorption and progression of COVID-19 in its first and secondary stages. Last year, they received a preliminary agreement to supply proteins to the military with the 'Meals Ready-to-eat' division of the US military. They wish to dive deeper into such services.


However, this is just the beginning of this journey for Daniel Bates and Steelhead Springs fish farm. He aims at paving the way on a global basis, for methylmercury-free fish, through his revolutionary engineering techniques and formula. He wants to provide fish directly to the consumer, directly from farm to table.

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Unfortunately, drastic price hikes and market instability due to COVID has caused the local prices of construction materials to skyrocket. We initiated construction in summer of 2021, and process has been slow because the necessary permits, materials and supplies are not always available.

We have room to accommodate additional investors if you are interested. Room can be made available by buying out existing investors contracts or we have room for new additional investments.

If you are interested in helping or if you have any questions about our research and development, please call or text me. 

Daniel Bates at (630) 430-8806