Investment Funds Target Sustainable Aquaculture

Investment Funds Target Sustainable Aquaculture

by Vikas Vij
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Many dedicated funds are targeting sustainable #aquaculture investments to diversify their portfolios via @justmeans

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:00pm



The U.S. imports more than 90 percent of its seafood. This supply is becoming increasingly constrained as global demand is on the rise and wild-caught production is declining. According to the World Bank, aquaculture will supply two-thirds of global fish consumption by 2030. This is the lucrative area where private equity and venture capital funds are keen to finance innovative fish-farming enterprises.                                                          

A number of dedicated funds are targeting sustainable aquaculture investments to diversify their portfolios. Even some public equity investors are looking at oceans-related investment strategies. For instance, Rockefeller & Co. is betting that increased regulation around ocean health will improve the value of sustainability-based ocean assets.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.