Aquacopia Venture Partners
The world’s first and only aquaculture venture capital firm
New York City
Aquacopia uniquely invests in the cleantech aquaculture value chain: from seafood farms to farming technologies to supply, service, distribution, and marketing companies. It invested in five portfolio companies between 2005 and 2009. Now, it directs their growth and development.
The portfolio comprises the following five companies.
Ultra-sustainable fishmeal replacement for aquafeed
Oberon FMR, Inc. is an early stage company with proprietary technology capable of producing a cost-effective, sustainably produced protein meal. Oberon’s product serves as a fish meal replacement (FMR) or additive ingredient for animal feeds, primarily those destined for the aquaculture industry. Oberon has developed the only known sustainable process for generating high quality single cell protein (SCP) meal from by-products contained in the wastewater treatment streams generated by food and beverage manufacturers.
Fresh fish. Fresh ideas. Good for you. Good for the planet.
Open Blue is committed to supplying the freshest, healthiest fish by continually innovating its open ocean aquaculture technology while maintaining the utmost respect for the environment.
Domesticating the bluefin "sushi" tuna
El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
Futuna Blue has developed a purpose-built land-based facility that can produce bluefin tuna fingerlings. The team has developed and patented certain technologies and processes to achieve the on-shore spawning, hatchery and nursery of this commercially attractive fish. In addition, the company is producing sole, turbot, and seriola juveniles.
Ocean Farm Technologies
Innovation for aquaculture in exposed open ocean conditions
Ocean Farm Technologies Inc. develops and markets innovative technology for aquaculture in exposed open ocean conditions. OFT has exclusive license rights to develop and market the Aquapod™ containment system, a proprietary design. Although the Aquapod is OFT's premier product, the company is also developing technology for feeding, cultivating, transfer and harvesting fish in open ocean systems. The market for these systems is world wide.
OFT is owned through Baja Aquaculture, Inc., a management company dedicated to farming marine finfish and developing, building, and marketing innovative, integrated farming systems.
Earth Ocean Farms
Environmentally-responsible marine aquaculture
La Paz, Baja California, Mexico
Earth Ocean Farms (EOF) operates a fish farm and hatchery. The farm site also serves the development, testing, and demonstration of OFT’s Aquapod® products and integrated systems.
EOF is owned through Baja Aquaculture, Inc., a management company dedicated to farming marine finfish and developing, building, and marketing innovative, integrated farming systems. bajaaquaculture.com
Matching seafood buyers to local fishermen and suppliers
Community Catch is a unique online marketplace collaboration between Litchfield Farms Organic & Natural, LLC and variety of local and sustainable fishermen and aquaculturists. Essentially, it is combining strength and experience in sourcing sustainable and local seafood with processing and logistics resources to deliver the freshest, most traceable, sustainable seafood.