A wider swath of the investment community is embracing the crucial role sustainable aquaculture, fisheries and technology can play in addressing challenges facing the planet and food security.

Speaking at the IntraFish Investor Forum in New York City last month, Larsen Mettler, managing director of S2G Ventures, and Chris Gorell Barnes, founding partner at Ocean 14 Capital, were both bullish on the sector's ability to not only deliver returns but to make a positive impact in what they view as a “pivotal time” for investment.