Investing in the future
Redesigning our global food system
With our growing world population we are placing Earth’s natural resources under severe pressure. One of our most pressing challenges will be to feed everyone a balanced and nutritious diet while keeping our effects on the environment to a minimum.
Today, fish supplies 17 percent of all the protein consumed in the world. This share is growing because of rising income among consumers is accompanied by increased demand for high-quality fish. By 2030, the world is expected to eat 20 percent more fish than in 2016 – this increase can only come from aquaculture because we are already exploiting wild fish stocks.
Aquaculture is growing faster than other major food production sectors.
But achieving further growth means making demands on our increasingly stressed environment. Although aquaculture is, in many ways, more resource efficient than other animal production systems it still has a long way to go. We need to do much better.
We believe that reliably meeting the world’s growing demand for fish, while simultaneously sustaining our environment, will require a radical transformation of global aquaculture.
This is why Aqua-Spark exists.
Aqua-Spark is a global investment fund based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, that is developing this optimal aquaculture food system by investing in companies all along the aquaculture value chain working to solve industry challenges, with a shared vision of a sustainable future.
Capture fisheries are on the verge of collapse due to overfishing, global climate change, ocean acidification and marine pollution. Aquaculture is instrumental in taking pressure off our oceans.
Feeding a global population estimated to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, puts enormous pressure on land and freshwater. Aquaculture, done in a socially and environmentally friendly manner, is crucial to meet the growing demand for healthy and sustainably produced food.
Sustainable Aquaculture can have the lowest environmental impact of animal protein production - with limited use of land, freshwater and a low carbon footprint - and can even have restoratives effects on the environment.
Fish is the only animal protein singled out for its unquestionable human health benefits, containing essential nutrients. Sustainable aquaculture production can create a positive and lasting impact on public health.
Invest with Us
We want to secure a sustainable supply of healthy food.
With over 200 investors from more than 25 countries, Aqua-Spark is working with a global community of investors supporting the growth of a new sustainable, commercial aquaculture industry. Our investors are family offices, individuals, institutions and industry who see both the financial opportunity in creating a better food system and take pride in protecting our planet and population health.
A diverse group of 20 passionate and dedicated professionals with entrepreneurial experience and spirits are building this fund together. The team brings together finance, aquaculture, corporate, media, legal and advocacy backgrounds in order to take on the full scope of developing a winning, solution oriented portfolio and implementing change.