Our Fertilizer facility is located in the heart of the Midwest near the convergence of the Illinois, Mississippi and Missouri rivers, one hour north of St Louis. We source 100% of our fish from local independent fishers close to our facility.
Our process uses the entire fish rather than just the parts left after filleting. The Native Americans on the East Coast as well as in the Southwestern part of North America have been burying fish whole with their crops for centuries because they know the value that fish bring to the soil. We are continuing in that holistic tradition simply because it works, and it’s healthy. Another benefit of our process is the notably thin viscosity of the liquid fertilizer, making it easy to handle and to use on hydroponics.
In 1838, explorer and captain Howard Stansbury described the Illinois River Valley as “one to five miles wide, deeply overflowed in every freshet, filled with bayous, ponds, and swamps, and infested with wild beasts.” The river teemed with many species of fish including bass, catfish, walleye, trout and perch that provided nourishment and employment for settlers arriving in the area.
In the 1970’s fish farms began importing Asian carp species from China to help clean their ponds, but before long these carp escaped into the Mississippi river system. Now they are as far north as Chicago and as far west as Denver. Invasive carp make up 90% of the biomass in parts of the river system.
Environmental organizations such as the National Wildlife Federation as well as state and federal government organizations support the removal of the invasive carp. Please help us in the mission to recycle these “invaders” with Captain Carp fertilizer!
**To place an order contact Fertilizer Distributors: Alex Skladanowski or Robby Hodge at email@example.com or call Alex at (303) 912-7114 or Robby at (303) 519-0377. **