Why has institutional investment been so elusive for RAS fish farming? It’s a valid (and frustrating) question that the aquaculture community has been wrestling with for years. After all, fish farming using Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) has much to offer sustainability-minded investors, the fastest-growing institutional investor class.
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Land-based aquaculture, particularly through Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, has become the "it" investment in the seafood space. Its rise hasn't exactly been meteoric, but a confluence of factors has finally convinced the greater institutional investor base to get off the sidelines and start taking the area seriously.
To say that new money has been flooding into land-based aquaculture recently would be an understatement. In a 2019 study on land-based initiatives, Rabobank estimated that new production reared from Recirculating Aquaculture Systems would add over 700,000 metric tonnes per year. Most of this investment is for Atlantic salmon.
Peritus Capital CEO Howard Tang, CFA moderated an ESG panel entitled "ESG Creates Value, Not Just Investment Returns" on behalf of CFA Society New York. Howard was joined by Aniket Shah, PhD, Mariela Vargova, Ph.D., Lisa Hayles, and Kate Ahern to discuss how an effective #ESG proposition links to higher value creation.
Peritus Capital is a newly established boutique investment firm catering to both early stage and established corporates that integrate Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) principles into their business models