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Leonardo DiCaprio Backs Sustainable Aquaculture With Seafood Kit Startup Investment

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The Academy Award winner is also an environmental activist
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Aqua-Spark, an environmentally conscious investment fund, joins DiCaprio as one of the new investors.

LoveTheWild, a farm-raised, frozen seafood kit startup based in Colorado, has added new investors to close its Series A funding round — one of which is famous heartthrob and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

The company says it not only wants to bring more seafood into consumers’ diets, but also seeks to make a positive impact on the environment and public health through aquaculture.

"Estimates show the earth's population approaching nine billion by 2050, putting tremendous pressure on our natural food resources," DiCaprio said in a statement.

"Seafood is a primary source of protein for nearly a billion people — but climate change, acidification and overfishing are putting increased pressure on our oceans' natural stability. LoveTheWild's approach to sustainable, responsible aquaculture is promoting the development of a secure and environmentally-conscious solution to feeding our planet's growing population."

LoveTheWild offers four varieties of fish: Striped Bass with Roasted Pepper Almond Sauce, which is newly added to the company’s offerings; Barramundi with Mango Sriracha Chutney; Catfish with Cajun Crème; and Red Trout with Salsa Verde.

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The seafood kits can be found nationwide in the frozen section of retailers such as Whole Foods, Wegmans, Sprouts, and Mom's.