February 15, 2017 - Zoma Capital and Encourage Capital today announced the launch of the first-ever sustainable seafood investment holding company, Pescador Holdings. As its initial commitment, the company invested in Chile’s Geomar, a leading “shore to shelf,” sustainable seafood company with products sold in major markets throughout the world.
Pescador Holdings’ pioneering investment, Geomar, is a vertically integrated “shore to shelf” leader in the sustainable seafood business, with 20 years of experience working directly with more than 700 artisanal fishers in Chile. The company cuts out middle men by sourcing from as many as 134 capture zones across Chile, and transporting, canning and selling the seafood directly to retail distributors.
Geomar’s sustainable seafood is sold in Chile and important export markets in North America, Europe and Asia, including the United States, France and Hong Kong.
Tilapia sausages reach Oxaca market Mexico
To directly benefit the regional productive sector, through the University of Papaloapan, the State University System of Oaxaca supported a project that involves tilapia conservation techniques to obtain derived products.