Aquaculture For Good

Undercurrent News: Aqua-Spark hopes to make ‘three or four’ more investments this year, despite COVID barriers

Fresh from its latest investment in cell-based seafood producer Shiok Meats, aquaculture-focused fund Aqua-Spark anticipates “three or four” more deals before the end of 2020, … read more

Undercurrent News: Aqua-Spark makes first investment in cell-based ‘seafood’ arena

Aquaculture investment fund Aqua-Spark has announced its first move into cell-based seafood production, taking part in the series A fundraise of Singapore’s Shiok Meats. Shiok … read more

Undercurrent News: Aqua-Spark’s Amy Novogratz named ‘outstanding contributor’ at aquaculture awards

Amy Novogratz, co-founder and head of Dutch aquaculture-focused investment fund Aqua-Spark, was awarded for her “outstanding contribution to the industry” at the UK’s 2020 Aquaculture … read more

Forbes: How This Impact Investor is Generating Double Digit Returns Cleaning Up the Seafood Business

Last year, Amy Novogratz gathered a seaweed farmer, an oyster-hatchery owner, the creator of a chip made from dehydrated salmon skins, a grocery buyer, a restaurateur … read more

IntraFish: Aquaculture investment firm Aqua-Spark makes Forbes ‘Impact 50’ list

The list compiles ‘the most notable impact investors’ — those who seek not only profit but also positive social or environmental change. Aqua-Spark, the investment … read more

The Fish Site: Aqua-Spark recruits sustainability stalwart

Aqua-Spark, the first investment fund focused on sustainable aquaculture, has appointed aquaculture industry expert Flavio Corsin as its director of partnerships. Corsin has spent more … read more

Global Aquaculture Alliance: 10 takeaways from GOAL 2019 in Chennai, India

The Global Aquaculture Alliance held its 20th GOAL (Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership) conference last week in Chennai, India, and brought a host of experts … read more

Global AgInvesting: Aqua-Spark invests in innovative Brazilian tilapia farm, Fisher Piscicultura

Dutch sustainable aquaculture-focused investment fund Aqua-Spark announced its investment in Fisher Piscicultura (Fisher), an impact-driven tilapia farm based in Brazil. Founded in 2011, Fisher’s team … read more

Wall Street Journal: ‘Aquaculture Fund’ Aims to Cash In on Trend

Aquaculture is surfacing as an attractive sector for green investors. The farming of fish, and other waterborne organic protein, such as algae, is becoming increasingly … read more

The Fish Site: Funding windfalls for fledgling live feed replacement and water treatment firms

Aqua-Spark has today announced new investments in BioFishency, an innovator in water treatment systems for use in land-based aquaculture, and Molofeed, whose new formula can … read more

Real Leaders: Why Smart Aquaculture Makes Sense for Smart Impact Investors

Eat more fish for a healthy diet, but what about raising more fish for a healthy portfolio and planet? That’s the idea behind Aqua-Spark, an … read more

Men’s Journal: The future of fish

Overfishing has decimated our oceans. But a tiny farm in Norway is developing a new way to feed the planet with sustainable—and shockingly delicious—farmed fish … read more

Responseable: Aqua-Spark and Sogn Aqua featured in a video about aquaculture and what we can do during our purchases to reduce our ecological footprint!

At a global scale, fish from wild stocks and aquaculture form a major part of the human diet, providing essential protein and nutrients to a … read more

MindBodyGreen: Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Farmed Fish: Here’s An Inside Look At The Industry

I take a breath full of crisp, chilly air, dig my feet into the greenest grass I’ve ever seen, and bend down to open the … read more

Market Insider: XpertSea Raises $10M Series A to Transform Aquaculture With Technology

XpertSea, a Canadian company which develops technologies to make aquaculture more profitable and sustainable, announced today that it has raised $10 million CAD in Series … read more

Undercurrent News: Aqua-Spark invests in Bergen aquaculture accelerator HATCH 1.0

Sustainable aquaculture fund Aqua-Spark has invested in Bergen-based HATCH Accelerator 1.0; a business accelerator which aims to bridge the gap between innovative ideas and their … read more

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