Aquaculture For Good

Agfunder News: Protix Raises $50m in Largest Insect Farming Investment on Record

Protix, a Netherlands-based company, has raised €45 million ($50.5 million) in equity and debt funding to expand its insect farming business. This is the largest … read more

Bloomberg: How we’ll eat fish in the future

Aquaculture is drawing entrepreneurs and investors, in an overfished world with a growing appetite for the healthy protein. Farmed or wild? Local or imported? Organic? Or some certification you’ve never … read more

Quartz: Leonardo DiCaprio wants people to eat more farmed fish

Americans aren’t big on seafood. Worldwide, the average person eats about 44 pounds of fish and shellfish a year. A typical American eats roughly a … read more

IntraFish: Farm Focus – Indian Ocean Trepang

How Aqua-Spark’s latest investment, Indian Ocean Trepang, farms sea cucumbers in an environmentally and economically-friendly way.   Read the full article here     read more

Undercurrent News: Aqua-Spark makes final 2016 investments in US, Madagascar

Dutch sustainable seafood investment fund Aqua-Spark has squeezed two more investments in before the close of 2016. The latest round of funding has seen LoveTheWild … read more

Fish Farming Expert: A Fresh Force in Funding

Innovative projects that help improve the sustainability of the aquaculture industry have fresh cause for optimism, thanks to the ambitious investment goals of a young … read more

Interview with The Street.com: Why dealmakers are getting hooked on aquaculture

A small fish swallowed a bigger fish when the U.K.’s Benchmark Holdings bought Belgium’s Inve Aquaculture from Coöperatieve Rabobank and Royal Bank of Scotland in … read more

Aquaculture Exchange: Mike Velings, Aqua-Spark

Anything that can make the aquaculture industry better is what Aqua-Spark CEO and co-founder Mike Velings is looking for as an investor. Like eFishery, an automated fish … read more

The Future of Food

Five years ago, I was among a group of scientists, activists, artists and policymakers who went to the Galapagos with a mission to explore the … read more

Indonesian IoT startup eFishery gets pre-Series A funding

eFishery, a smart fish feeder manufacturer based in Indonesia, has announced a pre-series A funding round from Aqua-spark, a Utrecht-based aquaculture investment fund and Indonesian VC Ideosource. The … read more

Impact Alpha: Investors Target Growing Demand for Healthy, Sustainable, Tasty Fish

The hook is baited, and private-equity and venture-capital fund managers are reeling in capital to finance next-generation fish-farming enterprises across the country and around the world. read more

The Guardian: Can Aqua-Spark fund the future of aquaculture?

For better or worse – often for worse – aquaculture is the fastest-growing animal-based food industry. Half the seafood eaten in the US is farmed, and most of that is imported. Yet it’s not unusual for fish farms to pollute local waters, damage coastal habitatand deplete the oceans of feeder fish. Or, as the Guardian reported last year, exploit slave labour. read more