Investor Resources

See also Impact Investment Resources    See also Business Development Resources

The following are a selection of reports to help investors get familiar with the investment opportunities that exist in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. 

Fish 2.0 Market Reports: Investor updates on sustainable seafood

The Fish 2.0 team has published the following reports for investors wishing to get up to speed quickly on some key areas of interest relating to the sustainable seafood industry. Click on a report to dowload the free, 4-page document (PDF).

Fish Feed
Rights-Based Management

Additional Investor Information 

State of Private Investment in Conservation

State of Private Investment in Conservation 2016, A Landscape Assessment of an Emerging Market.

Ecosystem Marketplace; A Forest Trends Initiative. The report asseses the state of sustainable aquaculture and fisheries as an emerging development, and discusses the contributions of Fish 2.0, Aqua-Spark, and WorldFish Incubator to the acceleration of investment towards aquaculture enterprises in developing countries. The report also lists and analyzes investment funds which are targeting sustainable aquaculture and fisheries. (December, 2016)

Manta Consulting Briefing Papers

Manta Consulting Industry Briefing Papers, 2013.

Three industry overviews, covering wild fisheries, aquaculture and supply chain opportunities are available on the Manta Consulting website. These were produced in conjunction with the 2013 Fish 2.0 competition. Download them from the Manta Consulting website:

Seafood Supply Chain Graphic

Seafood Supply Chain Graphic

This infographic was developed for the competition by Manta Consulting Inc to give participants an easy snapshot of the supply chain and where the competitors fit into it.

Rabobank Spotlight on Seafood

Spotlight on Seafood

Rabobank International. A report assessing the growing global demand for marine proteins and the rapid technological and structural changes in the industry, providing opportunities for a range of investors to play a role in the sector’s growth and consolidation and in the formation of uniquely diversified business models (Nov 2011).

Financing Fisheries Change

Financing Fisheries Change: Learning from Case Studies

Manta Consulting. A report assessing the state of fisheries conservation and the central role that financing plays in that field. The report highlights 11 case studies of innovative financial and governance structures and approaches to conservation being used to achieve impacts in the fisheries field, synthesizing the lessons learned to help foundations, private philanthropists, NGOs and other project developers in their work (Jan 2011).

State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture - FAO

State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. A biannual report with data and projections on fisheries, aquaculture and the economic impacts of each. (Rome, 2012).


Track Specific Resources

Transparency & Traceability Track Resources

Advancing Traceability

Advancing Traceability in the Seafood Industry

Fishwise, Jan 2017. The report summarizes the seafood traceability landscape, including current challenges, a discussion of international and regional governance, and steps that seafood businesses can take to improve the traceability of seafood within their supply chains.

Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility in the Global Seafood Industry

Fishwise, Dec 2016. The report identifies a range of important conventions, pieces of national-level legislation, initiatives, and key players that are working to improve industry practices

Fish 2.0 Market Report: Traceability

Fish 2.0 Market Report: Traceability

Fish 2.0, 2015. The Fish 2.0 Market Report on Traceability explores the role traceability plays in the sustainable seafood sector and provides detailed information on opportunities pertinent to investors.


Manta Consulting Website

Manta Consulting has worked at the intersect of Fisheries and Financing for over 15 years. Many of our recent publications can be found on the Manta consulting website.

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