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 feed administration technology that was invented in Indonesia and is currently being implemented by producers there. Using eFishery, farm operators can monitor their feed performance from anywhere, saving money and environmental impacts from wasted resources.
And like Calysta, a California-based biotechnology company that has developed technology to convert natural gas into animal feed, perhaps the aquaculture industry’s greatest input cost. Calysta CEO Alan Shaw presented at the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL conference in Vancouver in October, tantalizing the audience with the promise of his company’s potentially revolutionary technology.