Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, shellfish and plants. The term aquaculture refers to the cultivation of both marine and freshwater species and can range from land-based to open-ocean production.
Aqua-Spark recognizes that investments in aquaculture have a unique and powerful potential to create triple impact—that is to say that they can simultaneously generate positive financial, environmental, and social returns.
Aqua-Spark’s interest in aquaculture bore out of an entrepreneur’s love of, and respect for, the world’s oceans. Supporting sustainable aquaculture enterprises offers a way to restore our seas’ declining fish populations—and it also creates profit.
Our fund believes that long-term investments in small-to-medium size sustainable aquaculture business, in particular, offer an added opportunity: these investments enable vulnerable communities to rise to the challenge of meeting the growing global demand for aquatic life, thus reducing economic inequality and increasing food security at local levels.