A new fund launched by a subsidiary of a major Dutch-based bank is on the hunt for aquaculture-focused investments that fit its sustainability mission, and counts sustainable seafood fund Aqua-Spark among its first plays.

ASN Impact Investors, a subsidiary of De Volksbank, one of the largest banks in The Netherlands with some €67 billion ($75.6 billion) in assets, launched its new ASN Biodiversity Fund in November, the latest in the group's efforts to accelerate sustainable development.

ASN Impact Investors already had a significant focus on sustainable lending, but the new impact fund, which trades on the Euronext, will invest in sustainable forestry, eco-tourism and sustainable oceans to accelerate those goals.