BioFishency’s cost-effective, all-in-one water treatment system for land-based aquaculture costs a fraction of the cost of high-end water treatment systems.

The Product & Advantages

BioFishency’s all-in-one water treatment system operates with all different aquaculture methods and enables fish growers to upgrade their existing facilities while using installed infrastructure and working methods.

The system requires minimal infrastructure and expertise. It enhances water conditions, enabling more feed for increasing fish production with minimal investment.

  • 95% reduction in water use (intensive tanks)
  • 2-5 fold increase in yields (extensive ponds)
  • 2x nitrification (ammonia removal) for improved water quality
  • Relatively low energy consumption
  • Easy to install (plug-and-play installation); no special infrastructure required
  • Small footprint, low maintenance

The proprietary substrate used in the system can be sold as a stand-alone product for a range of water treatment applications.

In 2018, BioFishency will begin testing eFishe, an electrochemical-based technology for a new product line of filtration systems. The first application of eFishe will involve transporting live fish/crustaceans. The advantages of this new technology —

  • Overcomes many disadvantages of current recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS)
  • Suitable for warm or cold water; freshwater or seawater
  • Produces by-product that disinfects the water
  • Quick on/off

The Team

Cobi Levanon, BioFishency

Cobi Levanon, CEO of BioFishency

  • Cobi Levanon, CEO: 18 years in aquaculture in Israel and abroad; consultant and project manager for fish farms and industrialization of aquaculture in Israel, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast, independently and through Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture
  • Igal Magen, CTO: More than 13 years of experience in aquaculture in Israel and abroad; consultant and project manager for projects in Africa; former head, Aquaculture Division, Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture

Trendlines’ directors: Nitza Kardish, Steve Rhodes


Founded: March 2013
Investor: The Trendlines Group
IP: Patent in National phase
Installations: BioFishency units operational in China, Indonesia, Congo, Bangladesh, India, Singapore, Israel, and others
Distribution agreements: Bangladesh, India, Taiwan, China; cooperation with several strategic partners

Recent developments

  • April 2018: Completed $800,000 in sales in Q1 2018
  • Signed term sheet to raise $1.5 million from a strategic and private investor
  • Signed term sheet with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology to license a new technology that will enable growing fish in any temperature (cold, warm) and water type (fresh, sea); will significantly improve the traditional recirculating aquaculture systems (RASs); first application will be for the transportation of live fish, with the potential for increasing the number of fish and enabling longer transport periods
BioFishency installation in China-Israel Agriculture and Technology Town, Shijiazhuang, China

June 2018: Another BioFishency installation! Now under construction as part of the China-Israel Agriculture and Technology Town, Shijiazhuang, China, the BioFishency systems will be used to hatch and grow ornamental koi and Chinese perch.

In the Media

Background & Market

Around the world, the demand for fish is increasing, while the supply from the sea and natural fisheries has stagnated. Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic organisms for profit, is becoming an increasingly important source of animal protein. Yet, with the limited availability of land and water, the only way for aquaculture to meet the growing demand is intensification: producing more fish per unit of area and water.

Technologies that improve water quality are required for intensification. Current water treatment systems support high fish densities; but are complex and very expensive, making them accessible to only the small segment of high-end growers. Most aquaculture production still takes place in developing countries in extensive growing systems (e.g., ponds and reservoirs) with no technology. Even doubling the production capacity of these systems would significantly increase farmer incomes and contribute to food security. The challenge is to develop cost-effective technology for this under-served market.

According to the FAO 2016 report, “State of the World’s Fisheries and Aquaculture,” aquaculture is the fastest-growing sector in animal protein production with a market value of $135 billion in 2015. Sixty-two% (62%) of food fish will come from aquaculture by 2030 (FAO, “FISH TO 2030 Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture”).


CTO Igal Magen interviewed on ILTV.

CTO Igal Magen presents at Trendlines 7th Annual Showcase in 2017.

See the company 1-page description in Chinese (PDF).

BioFishency ppt cover Chinese
See the company presentation (English PDF). See the company presentation in Chinese (PDF).

The BioFishency aquaculture system at the Company's pilot farm.
The BioFishency aquaculture system in operation at the Company's pilot site.


Cobi Levanon, CEO



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