• Can Land-Based Fish Farms Solve Farmed Seafood Woes?

    • Kristine Wong
    • January 7, 2016

    New contained aquaculture systems could bring local seafood to land-locked communities and change the industry in other important ways, too.

    More than half the seafood eaten globally is now farmed. And yet for some, aquaculture conjures up images of escaped fish, crowded pens, antibiotics, and ocean pollution in Asia, where nearly 90 percent of today’s aquaculture takes place. Now some entrepreneurs are bringing aquaculture on land. In the process, many hope to find a sustainable solution to the growing demand for a low-input, clean source of protein.

  • Competition hands out $195k in new awards to seafood startups (3)

    The business competition Fish 2.0 has handed out a new batch of service awards valued at over $195,000 to seafood startups, including to several companies from the Pacific Islands, organizers said.

  • Competition hands out $195k in new awards to seafood startups

    • Jason Smith
    • December 24, 2015

    The business competition Fish 2.0 has handed out a new batch of service awards valued at over $195,000 to seafood startups, including to several companies from the Pacific Islands, organizers said.

    The competition, which was held in Stanford, California on Nov. 10 and 11, brought together investors, non-profit organizations and fledging seafood startups who aim to take new approaches to transforming the industry.

  • Stirrings of a new seafood supply chain revolution

    Greenbiz
    • Monica Jain
    • December 16, 2016

    The seafood industry’s supply chain is notably opaque, complex and, in some areas, technologically deprived, experts say. But that doesn’t mean it’s stuck in the past. Dedicated efforts over the past two decades have improved the seafood supply chain’s sustainability — and we have an opportunity to do much more over the next several years.

  • Pacific Islands seafood startups face ‘capital gap’

    Undercurrentnews
    • Jason Smith
    • December 15, 2015

    Small seafood companies in the Pacific Islands face all of the regular challenges that small businesses face and then some: remoteness, high transportation costs, and small markets whose consumers often have little disposable income.

  • Entrepreneurs turn billion dollar seafood waste into profitable products (2)

    • Kristine Wong
    • December 14, 2015.

    Since he started working on commercial fishing and crabbing boats as a teenager, Craig Kasberg loved being out at sea. Yet he was bothered by the amount of fish waste he saw being dumped back on to the ocean floor.

  • Fish 2.0 Finals Spotlight Surging Innovation in Seafood

    • Monica Jain
    • November 29, 2015

    Our oceans and the people who depend on them are in trouble. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, about 70 percent of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited, overexploited or collapsing under the pressure of a $390 billion global seafood market. Yet analysts expect seafood demand to double by 2050, and island and coastal communities around the world depend on seafood for both sustenance and economic health.

  • Traceability, co-operation seen as keys to improving seafood’s sustainability challenges

    Undercurrent News
    • Jason Smith
    • November 25, 2015

    PALO ALTO, California -- Solving the myriad social issues like forced labor and environmental challenges like illegal fishing that the seafood industry faces has to involve traceability and co-operation, observers said.

    A panel of representatives from non-governmental organizations as well as the private sector speaking at the Fish 2.0 business competition held earlier this month, said that there is significant commonality among the goals of the many groups and private sector leaders working on seafood sustainability issues.

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  • Announcing winners of this year’s Fish 2.0 competition—innovations in aquaculture

    • Tides Canada
    • November 25, 2015

    Tides Canada continues to support the Fish 2.0 business competition (via our Salmon Aquaculture Innovation Fund) to advance sustainable aquaculture solutions that protect wild salmon and the marine environment while encouraging a successful seafood industry.

  • A Social Enterprise That Turns Recycled Fishing Nets Into Skateboards

    • Anne Field
    • November 24, 2015.

    The world’s oceans and beaches are teeming with all sorts of plastic waste, so social entrepreneurs are trying to address the problem by seeking new uses for the material. Bureo, one such startup, is focused on a particular source of pollution: fishing nets.

  • 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.

  • Fish 2.0 Entrepreneurs Shape Future of Sustainable Seafood

    Triple Pundit
    • Monica Jain
    • November 23, 2015

    As most TriplePundit readers know, our oceans and the people who depend on them are in trouble. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, about 70 percent of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited, overexploited or collapsing under the pressure of a $390 billion global seafood market. Yet analysts expect seafood demand to double by 2050, and island and coastal communities around the world depend on seafood for both sustenance and economic health.

  • Fish 2.0: Helping to Fill 3 Gaps in Aquaculture

    Ag Funder News
    • Mike Betts
    • November 20, 2015

    Last week, I attended Fish 2.0, a biennial business competition event for innovation in seafood with a focus on aquaculture at Stanford University. I came home babbling to my friends about the first day, to which their response was, what is aquaculture? So to take a small step back, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) describes aquaculture — as opposed to capture fisheries — as:

  • Like fish in a barrel: Seafood innovators land investor interest

    The Advocate, Global Aquaculture Alliance
    • James Wright
    • November 20, 2015

    Aquaculture companies perfect their pitches at second Fish 2.0 competition.

    The fisheries and aquaculture industries have more in common than the production of seafood. They each need innovation, emerging leadership and investment to advance the sustainability of their wide-ranging operations. All were on display at Fish 2.0, an industry-investor competition (and quasi-matchmaking event) held at Stanford University earlier this month.

  • Entrepreneurs Pitch Sustainable Seafood Ideas. Investors Take The Bait

    NPR
    • Clare Leschin-Hoar
    • November 17, 2015

    When you're trying to persuade investors to pour money into your new seafood startup, maybe don't use the term maggots.

    That's the advice that Hoyt Peckham, president of SmartFish, Inc., offered to one of his fellow competitors last week at the Fish 2.0 competition at Stanford University in California.

  • Fish 2.0 Competition Awards Six Companies with Cash, Investment Chance for Seafood Innovations

    • November 16, 2015.

    The annual Fish 2.0 compeition awarded six seafood companies with cash prizes and investment opportunity for their creative approaches to solving industry problems in various sectors of the industry.

  • Vanuatu seafood company takes top prize at Fish 2.0 competition

    Loop
    • Loop
    • November 15, 2015

    Alfa Fishing received an award in the growth-stage category at the 2015 Fish 2.0 Competition Finals and Sustainable Seafood Innovation Forum in the US

    The Forum honors companies that demonstrate sustainability, innovation and support for local communities.

  • Fish2.0, il contest ha premiato sei progetti innovativi e sostenibili

    Pesceinrete
    • November 14, 2015

    Si è concluso il contest Fish 2.0 dedicato alla sostenibilità e all’innovazione nel settore ittico. Premi in denaro sono andati a sei start up che si sono distinte per la validità delle loro proposte. La competizione puntava all’incontro tra imprese di pesca e acquacoltura con potenziali investitori.

  • Seafood innovators scoop top prizes

    NPR
    • Jenny Hjul
    • November 13, 2015

    SIX seafood innovators capped the Fish 2.0 Competition Finals and Sustainable Seafood Innovation Forum this week by earning cash prizes and top scores in their categories from the competition’s investor-judges.

  • Seafood companies take top prizes at Fish 2.0 competition

    SeafoodSource.com
    • Sean Murphy
    • November 13, 2015

    Companies ranging from a sashimi farmer to a skateboard manufacturer received top prizes in the 2015 Fish 2.0 Competition Finals and Sustainable Seafood Innovation Forum, which honors companies that demonstrate sustainability, innovation and support for local communities.