Fish 2.0 Pacific Islands Sponsors
The U.S. Department of State supports global efforts to maintain healthy and productive marine ecosystems. We also promote the economic benefits and food security of sustainable fisheries. In collaboration with Fish 2.0, the U.S. Department of State will help sustainable fisheries, mariculture, and aquaculture entrepreneurs from the Pacific Islands develop their businesses and connect with potential investors. These efforts will promote a healthy ocean and sustainable fisheries, which are critical for the stability, economic prosperity, and welfare of the Pacific Islands region.
Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia creates jobs in the Pacific by facilitating trade and attracting investment into the region. PTI Australia is the lead agency supporting private sector growth to make sustainable improvements to the region’s economy and the livelihoods of Pacific Islanders.
The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) strengthens national capacity and regional solidarity so its 17 members can manage, control and develop their tuna fisheries now and in the future. FFA was established to help countries sustainably manage their fishery resources that fall within their 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). FFA is an advisory body providing expertise, technical assistance and other support to its members who make sovereign decisions about their tuna resources and participate in regional decision making on tuna management.
Fish 2.0 works with regional partners to implement the tracks, including helping organize and coordinate the workshops, and providing support to entrepreneurs during the competition. For the Pacific Islands Track, WWF Pacific is our lead Regional Partner.
WWF has been present in the South Pacific since 1995 working to protect the region’s exceptionally rich marine biodiversity, which is threatened by human activity. Our mission is to ensure that the richness and resilience of our Pacific island ecosystems are managed and conserved in harmony with the aspirations and sustainable development needs of our people. Learn more at wwfpacific.org