Sustainable Ocean Fund’s first investment is in Kampachi Co.’s sustainable tuna farm

ImpactAlpha, November 20 – Baja California, Mexico-based Kampachi Company won the second Fish 2.0 competition three years ago for its plans to sustainably farm sushi-grade kampachi tuna and sell it as an alternative to overfished bluefin tuna. Now, it’s raised an undisclosed amount of equity from Althelia Ecosphere’s Sustainable Ocean Fund. Rich Menu of Seafood

Aqua-Spark backs CageEye to improve fish farm management

ImpactAlpha, October 26 – Oslo-based CageEye makes sensors that monitor salmon farms by tracking fish movements. The information allows fish farmers to improve decision-making and automate tasks like feeding, which improves efficiency and reduces costs. (Feed is the biggest input cost for aquaculture operations.) Sustainable seafood venture fund Aqua-Spark has invested an undisclosed amount in the company, providing

Sustainable Ocean Fund raises $37.5 million for ‘life under water’

Financing ecosystem conservation deals is complicated enough, what with the need for local partnerships, sustainable commodity production, payments for ecosystem services, and ways to improve local livelihoods. Financing such projects in coastal communities and marine environments is even more complex. There are no more than a handful of impact funds targeting ocean investments, and countries