Aquaculture For Good

Fast Company: Investing In A More Sustainable Future That Includes A Lot Of Farmed Fish

A $10 million fund called Aqua-Spark is betting on small and medium companies that can make the fish farming business a lot more palatable for the planet. read more

NPR: Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

Like it or not, our seafood increasingly originates not in the deep ocean but on fish farms hugging the coasts. Aquaculture already supplies about half of the world’s seafood, and global production is going to have to more than double by 2050 to meet demand, according to the World Resources Institute. read more

Yahoo News: Aqua-Spark investments aim to stop plunder of sea life

An investment fund aimed at prospering while preventing overfishing from wiping out ocean life announced on Thursday it is pumping $4 million into two companies focused on smart farming of seafood. read more

Virgin Unite: The first investment fund for sustainable fish farming

These days, you can’t open a paper without reading about the farm to table movement and the trend towards locally sourced greens and meats. This … read more

The Washington Post: The end of fish

People are getting more adventurous with how they eat, and when it comes to seafood, this means exhaustively looking to every exotic corner for the best, newest and tastiest fish. Also, the stuff is delicious. Seafood is a critical portion of more than 3 billion people’s diets. Already, 90 percent of U.S. seafood is imported. read more

Aqua-Spark featured in IntraFish: “New fund readies first major aquaculture investment”

Aqua-Spark was featured in IntraFish: Mike Velings, founder and managing director of Aqua-Spark, has a lot on his plate. Since the launch of the Dutch … read more

Entrepreneur.com: This Startup Wants to Reverse the Tide on Our Overfished Oceans

People are eating a lot of fish. More than ever before. Without some clever innovation, we may very well eat all the fish in the … read more

The Aquaculturists: Amy Novogratz and Mike Velings, managing partners of Aqua-Spark

Amy Novogratz and Mike Velings are managing partners of Aqua-Spark, a Netherlands-based investment fund focusing solely on opportunities in sustainable aquaculture. Having officially launched in November 2013, the group plans to make its first investments in the coming year. read more

Bloomberg news: New Fund Lets Investors Fish for Returns in Farmed Seafood

That could be a boon for already over-stressed oceans. But the worldwide explosion of aquaculture since 1970 has left its own trail of environmental destruction, … read more

Aqua-Spark in Financieele Dagblad (Dutch “Financial Times”)

Philanthropists embrace new business model: Philanthropy used to equal donating money. Now, those who want to do good discover that investing might have a bigger … read more