Aquaculture or ocean-related investments from impact investors, venture capitalists and private equity firms have surged the last few years.

Several new firms and funds have been established focused solely on aquaculture and ocean-related investments, and some traditional private equity investors have widened their mandate to include these types of investments.

The surge in aquaculture-related private equity investments began in 2013 when Cermaq sold its fish feed arm EWOS to Bain Capital and Altor in a NOK 6.5