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Our first Kamalaya Conversation of 2018 is with Sandro Lane, the creator of one of the US’s best-known and only cold-pressed and extra-virgin fish oil supplement in the world. His work has seen him identify and reform ecologically harmful marine practices associated with the Alaskan fishing industry. Therefore, as well as discussing the health benefits of Omega 3 supplements in modern diets, he invites us to look at the environmental impact of our food choices.
Sandro started his career launching a cold smoked Alaska salmon business, but soon became disillusioned with the waste he saw the fishing industry create and founded Alaska Protein Recovery in response. The company recovers fish oil and proteins from the parts of the salmon which would otherwise be thrown back into the sea. He saw this as both an obligation and an opportunity to reduce the effects of this extractive industry and, instead, created a profitable business that benefits the environment. In 2012, Sandro became a co-owner of Trident Seafoods, the largest seafoods processing company in the US. In 2016, he retired and divides his time between Alaska and Tuscany.
“During the sunset phase of my entrepreneurial career, my wife discovered Kamalaya and booked my first, reluctant stay. Since then Kamalaya has become an annual highlight. The holistic care given in the beautiful surroundings, with such a natural and wholesome diet, all coupled with the professional, sincere, and loving staff has not only helped me to gain a meaningful perspective on my past professional life, but also, has given me a spiritual foothold to help guide my future.” – Sandro Lane