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 Dutch fund. Aqua-Spark recently rose to prominence with investments of $2.75 million in the Norwegian halibut producer Aqua Sogn, and $4.1 million in the microbial protein producer Calysta. However, despite their recent largesse, they are by no means content to rest on their laurels.
As co-founder Amy Novogratz explained to Fish Farming Expert: “We’ve made five investments in four separate aquaculture projects since January 2015 and we expect to make six more this year. Looking at the longer term, we’re hoping to make 60-80 investments in total in the next 10 years.”