8 Seas is a private impact investment company set up in 2020 with the goal of investing into sustainable projects in the upstream and downstream chains of aquaculture and seafood space. Since its inception, 8 Seas has invested into 4 projects and has directly invested or raised more than S$4 million for the projects.
Goals and Vision
We invest into aquaculture and seafood companies that shares in our vision. They must harness technology to boost efficiency and productivity while maintaining care for our environment.
We aspire that through our shared vision and investment, these companies will account for a significant portion of the future production and sales of sustainably grown and sourced seafood.
For consumers, we want empower consumers the knowledge of what they are buying. Whether is the produce that they are buying fresh and how it is sustainably sourced to their table.
For the environment, we make sure that technology is used to minimize the environmental impacts of aquaculture farming. It is our duty to leave a greener world for future generations.
Our investments are guided by the conviction that creating positive and sustainable practices can go hand-in-hand with delivering competitive returns for investors.
8 Seas Value
Increased human demand for fish and subsidies for fishing fleets have resulted in too many boats chasing too few fish. Global wild catches are dropping at an alarming rate. To keep up with the growing population, food production will need to increase. Large land mammals like cattle require huge amounts of water and agricultural land to graze and grow feed. Fish and seafood offer much more efficient food conversion ratios.
Seafood consumption is also on the rise, it makes up 17% of the protein in people’s diets around the world, and that number continues to grow. Eating seafood isn’t just good for our planet, it’s good for us. Fish contains many essential nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids.
“A sustainable blue economy is one that seeks to promote economic growth and preserve and improve livelihoods across a range of sectors, while ensuring the sustainable use of marine resources.
It is an economy based on circularity, collaboration, resilience, opportunity and inter-dependence. Its growth is driven by investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy efficiency, harness the power of natural capital, and halt the loss of biodiversity and the benefits that these ecosystems provide.”
– Quote UN Environment Program Finance Initiative
Collectively, the team at 8 Seas possesses more than 50 years of knowledge and experience amassed from various roles, disciplines and industries. We work closely with all our investees in a mentorship and advisory role where they can readily tap into our domain expertise and investor network.
Combined experience and expertise Industry Knowledge
Annual Sales of Investee Companies for 2022 projected at more than 5 million (SGD)
We have invested and raised more than 4 million (SGD) for projects
Over the world, we have more than 80 employees in our investee companies
We are looking out for new partnerships.
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