Aqua-Spark, the Netherlands-based global investment fund focused on sustainable aquaculture, is focusing its efforts on driving institutional investment in the alternative feed ingredient sector, in a bid to unlock the capital needed for the industry to reach scale.

The alternative feed ingredient industry has been a priority area for Aqua-Spark from the outset and the group has since identified several alternatives to fishmeal and fish oil and soy and other plant-based ingredients.

The hope is that these alternatives will help reduce the footprint of feed production, which is the single largest contributing factor to aquaculture’s overall environmental footprint, said Aqua-Spark in its latest Impact Report for 2022.