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Fish 2.0 is Searching the Seven Seas for Seafood Entrepreneurs

A workshop in Fiji last month to explore ways to develop the South Pacific’s fishing industry was interrupted by a staggering object lesson: the devastation of Vanuatu by Super Cyclone Pam. For workshop participants, who came from Tuvalu, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, the crushing impact of Pam underlined the need for

Ending Seafood Slavery: How Tracing Seafood Can Protect Humans, Too

To blood diamonds, sweatshop apparel and other products to avoid, now add slave shrimp. The global fishing industry, and the Thai fishing fleet in particular, is increasingly being called to account for abuses that represent not just virtual slavery, but the real thing. The new attention to human rights is expanding the definition of “sustainable

Market-Based Solution to Lionfish Invasion: Eat Them!

New Orleans, LA – Lionfish are malicious, and delicious. For most species of eatable fish, overconsumption is a threat to survival. In the case of lionfish, overconsumption may be the road to redemption. Speckled and striped beauties with flowing fins pinned up by venomous spines, Lionfish are native to Southeast Asia. They were introduced to

Aqua-Spark Invests $4 Million in Two Fish Farming Ventures

Dutch sustainable aquaculture fund Aqua-Spark invested $4 million in two ventures aiming to transform the fish farming industry. The fund invested in Calysta, a California biotech company that produces a fishmeal substitute made from naturally-occurring microbes that are grown through fermentation. The fund’s second investment is in Chicoa Fish Farm, a Mozambique-based fish farming operation

Fish 2.0′s Call to Action for Seafood Entrepreneurs and Investors

Everybody, it seems, wants their seafood sustainable. That growing demand is spurring investor interest in aquaculture, seafood supply chains and technology solutions that address the shortage of affordable, tasty protein that does not deplete already-stressed fisheries. One indicator of increasing interest is the growth of the Fish 2.0 business competition, which launched its 2015 contest

Unlocking Tech Investment in the Seafood Supply Chain

Exciting new technologies allow us to track seafood through the supply chain. Fishery managers, retailers, and restaurants want detailed information about where, when, and how fish were caught. So why isn’t more capital investment going into traceability and supply chain technologies by either seafood industry insiders or tech investors? Some might argue that seafood supply

Save the Oceans, Feed the World, Make a Profit?

What’s good for the fish is good for the fishing communities — and for impact investors. That’s the thesis of three new vehicles for investing in sustainable fisheries that will be tested in the Philippines, Chile and Brazil over the next two years and then offered to investors more broadly. Former New York City Mayor