Financing the Solutions to
Why invest in coastal fisheries?
Today, coastal fisheries—the lifeblood of coastal communities across the global South—are imperiled. Chronic under investment has opened the door to overfishing and other destructive practices that contribute to growing food insecurity, jeopardized livelihoods, and exposure to the worsening effects of climate change.
With the right approach, investing private capital in small-scale fisheries yields a triple bottom-line return: for people, for nature, and for investors.
Rare launched the Meloy Fund for Sustainable Community Fisheries buoyed by the belief that investing in sustainable fishing and seafood-related enterprises would lead to better management and protection of coastal communities and fisheries, while offering an opportunity for local fishers to secure more sustainable livelihoods.
The Meloy Fund is focused on Indonesia and Philippines which together represent:
small scale fishers
tons of fish
hectares of critical
potential value creation with sustainable management
The 2022-23 Meloy Fund Impact Report
The Meloy Fund’s Annual Impact Report provides an update on the Fund’s impact in 2022 and 2023. The report offers detailed examples of how we work hand-in-hand with our investees, as well as other community, NGO, and government partners, and explains our evolving approach and progress made toward the sustainability for coastal fisheries and aquaculture.
Meloy Fund Manager Deliberate Capital named one of Impact Assets 50 emerging managers in both 2021 and 2022.
Impact project/investment of the year - oceans and coastal zones: The Meloy Fund’s investment in Jala Tech
Indonesia-based start-up Jala Tech develops technology to improve sustainability of shrimp farming.