Incubating Aquaculture Businesses at the Base of the Pyramid

Successful projects, dwindling funds. What’s an innovative NGO to do? One answer: Build a deal pipeline for impact investors looking for investable ventures. WorldFish, a Malaysia-based spinoff of the the “green revolution” pioneer CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research), reached this crossroads in 2010. International aid had run out for aquaculture initiatives that had

Shrimp and Sea Cucumber Farms Offer Models for Aquaculture Investments

From shrimp in Mexico to sea cucumbers in Madagascar, pioneering NGOs are testing new approaches to open ocean aquaculture that emphasize environmental stewardship and increasing local wealth — and lay the foundation for financially investable models. In the Gulf of California, Olazul, or “blue wave,” is prototyping small-scale, pod-like shrimp farming enclosures to grow local shrimp species on native feeds, like

Shrimp and Sea Cucumber Farms Offer Models for Aquaculture Investments

From shrimp in Mexico to sea cucumbers in Madagascar, pioneering NGOs are testing new approaches to open ocean aquaculture that emphasize environmental stewardship and increasing local wealth — and lay the foundation for financially investable models. In the Gulf of California,Olazul, or “blue wave,” is prototyping small-scale, pod-like shrimp farming enclosures to grow local shrimp

Q & A with Fish 2.0: Beyond Seafood Business as Usual

Converting fish waste into food. Powering fish farms in the desert. Generating value from oceans of data. I caught up with Monica Jain recently to learn what business opportunities are emerging from the Fish 2.0 contest she has organized to connect investors with opportunities in the $390 billion seafood industry. (See “Fish 2.0: Investing in

Q & A with Fish 2.0: Beyond Seafood Business as Usual

Converting fish waste into food. Powering fish farms in the desert. Generating value from oceans of data. I caught up with Monica Jain recently to learn what business opportunities are emerging from theFish 2.0 contest she has organized to connect investors with opportunities in the $390 billion seafood industry. (See “Fish 2.0: Investing in Sustainable

Fish 2.0: Investing in Sustainable Oceans and Fisheries

The sorry state of the world’s oceans is creating investment opportunities in a range of enterprises that are pioneering the sustainable fishing industry of the future. The Pacific bluefin tuna population is down 96.4 percent. More than 85% of fisheries are being fished at or over their capacity. More than 100 species of fish are

Fish 2.0: Investing in Sustainable Oceans and Fisheries

The sorry state of the world’s oceans is creating investment opportunities in a range of enterprises that are pioneering the sustainable fishing industry of the future. The Pacific bluefin tuna population is down 96.4 percent. More than 85% of fisheries are being fished at or over their capacity. More than 100 species of fish are