Despite the risk of investing in large-scale land-based projects at this point in the industry's development, there is still large interest from financial institutions in backing them, particularly with the enormous focus on green investing, according to Anne Hvistendahl, global head of seafood at Norwegian bank DNB.

“There are so many green mandates out there, and there is enormous interest in favorable, green financing packages like green bonds," Hvistendahl said during IntraFish's Leadership Breakfast event at the Boston Seafood show in March.