Fish 2.0 Competition Aims to Change the Future of Seafood

The Walton Family
  • The Walton Family Foundation
  • November 24, 2015

Entrepreneurs and investors connect to create a responsible seafood industry

When Kelly Harrell started crafting the idea of the Alaska Community Seafood Hub, she knew that improving business, people’s lives and the environment go hand in hand. In November, as part of the Fish 2.0 competition, Kelly pitched her business model to a room full of investors, ocean and fishing industry experts and grantmakers who shared her vision of a sustainable seafood market. She walked away with $5,000 and countless connections to help build a strong community-based fishery and bring high-quality seafood from Alaskan fishermen to local consumers.

The Fish 2.0 competition brings seafood entrepreneurs, business and conservation leaders, and investors together to share ideas and make connections that move the responsible seafood industry forward. This year – and only the second the competition has run – more than 170 businesses from across the globe entered for the chance to pitch their business deals and get feedback directly from investors looking for opportunities to increase seafood sustainability worldwide.

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