The Aquaculture Investor Index is the first investor focused benchmark of country attractiveness for aquaculture based on market, production, regulatory, environment and social indicators
The index benchmarks and tracks countries' progress, aggregated across five categories, market, production, regulatory, environmental, and social. The index is designed to rank the aquaculture competitiveness for each country, by producing a quantitative, and scalable assessment, for stakeholders to assess and monitor aquaculture attractiveness.
The rationale for category determination is to encompasses the foundations of a successful aquaculture industry. The market, production, regulatory, environment, and social elements when combined provide an assessment framework for decisions about the allocation of resources in the aquaculture industry.
Aquaculture due diligence refers to broad choices when deciding where to invest. The weighting criteria that apply to each category are assumed to be equal, despite knowing that the interests and motivations for aquaculture stakeholders differ. The score explorer allows users to decide the relevance of market, production, regulatory, environmental, and social factors to their investment decisions.
The Aquaculture Investor Index provides a broad view of the relative attraction of different European countries to aquaculture investors
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The Aquaculture Investor Index ranks country performance based on indicators that influence aquaculture investment in Europe, identifying where the best conditions to develop aquaculture exist, based on a broad set of goals, denominated categories, and indicators that form the constituents of each category. Each of the five goals (categories) can be considered separately or aggregated into an overall score. The combination of the categories, measures a set of goals, that account for an eclectic number of considerations that make up the broader aquaculture framework. The approach measures the appeal for aquaculture as a function of 5 categories that are each comprised of 4 indicators. The index recognises the linkages in the aquaculture industry, accounting for upstream and downstream elements, and ensuring that an ecosystem approach to aquaculture is considered. The index provides a rating of the current appeal to investing in aquaculture for each country, and is not intended to predict future trends in aquaculture development, but to provide a general indication of the current state in each country.