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South Atlantic Track

Join us for Fish 2.0's South Atlantic track if you are a seafood business interested in growing by meeting investors and new trade partners, or an investor or industry leader interested in the latest innovations in seafood.

  • Participate in the Wilmington, North Carolina Workshop and Pitch session in April 2019. Sign-up now.
  • Apply to the online Readiness Assessment. You do not need to attend the workshop/event to do the online Readiness Assessment. See below.
  • ELIGIBILITY (Click for details)

    1. To be eligible, all businesses in this track must either

    • Utilize or benefit a fishery resources or supply chain related to the South Atlantic region of the United States (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and the Atlantic Coast of Florida)
    • Be involved in aquaculture production (finfish, shellfish, algae, hatcheries, etc) or have developed a technology that will benefit aquaculture in the region
    • Support ocean climate resilience in a way that would have a positive impact on the South Atlantic region.

    2. Start-up, early stage and established businesses may participate.

    3. Ventures must be revenue generating or expect to be revenue generating. They should be seeking either investment or business/industry partnerships, not grant funding.

    4. Ventures may be involved in any aspect of seafood supply chains, climate resilience technologies or seafood production, harvesting and trade. Examples include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Seafood production, trade and/or supply chains.
    • Any type of aquaculture production or related supply chains and technologies.
    • Providing services for fisheries management.
    • Technologies and business models that increase climate resilience for fisheries and fishing communities.
    • Changing supply chains in ways that promote sustainability and local food systems.
    • Creating new forms of seafood storage and logistics, consumer products, processes or products that reduce waste, ways to shorten seafood supply chains or provide local seafood to regional consumers including CSFs and others, and other innovations are all eligible.
    • Increasing transparency and/or traceability in seafood supply chains.
    • Technology-based ventures are welcome and non-technology solutions are also eligible.
    • Financial enterprises and investment/loan funds that support sustainable fisheries and seafood.

    If you are in doubt about your eligibility, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wilmington, NC Workshop and Pitch Event

We are holding a workshop and pitch session in Wilmington, North Carolina, in April 2019. Join us for one of these if you are a:

  • Seafood Business interested in growing and creating new business relationships with seafood experts, government leaders and investors.
  • Investor, Government, or Industry expert interested in learning more about sustainable seafood innovation in this region.

Events are free of charge but you must register. Space is limited and priority at each event is offered to businesses from the region. View a typical agenda for these workshop and investor events.


Online "Readiness Assessment"

Please note that you do not need to attend the workshop/event to do the online Readiness Assessment.

If you plan on attending the workshop, we suggest you wait to do the online Readiness Assessment process afterwards.



The South Atlantic track is made possible thanks to the support of:

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state's coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with more than 15,000 students, UNCW offers programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels, including in marine biology..

We invite co-sponsors to join UNCW in support of this track and its events. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss this opportunity to help shape the South Atlantic sustainable seafood sector.

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