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Apply for a Fish 2.0 Track

Are you Fish 2.0 qualified? Don’t wait to find out—the deadline and last chance in 2019 to complete Part 1 of the Fish 2.0 Readiness Assessment entries is May 19, 2019, at 10 p.m. PDT. Businesses that earn 70 percent or more will get an invitation to meet potential investors and partners in the Fish 2.0 Connect online hub. The top-rated Fish 2.0 Forty will pitch to investors during the Fish 2.0 Global Innovators Forum this fall.

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Attend one of our final three regional events


U.S. South Atlantic Seafood Innovation Workshop and Pitch Event: Free

April 23–24: University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Businesses, the Fish 2.0 workshop for South Atlantic fishing and aquaculture businesses will help you polish your pitch and meet potential partners. Apply here.
  • Investors and experts, meet regional innovators at the April 24 pitch and networking session, to learn about emerging innovations. Register here.
  • Bonus for all participants: get a tour of sponsor UNCW’s state-of-the-art shellfish hatchery.

 

West Coast Aquaculture Workshop, Pitch and Networking Event: Free

April 30–May 1: University of Washington and World Trade Center, Seattle
  • Businesses, the Fish 2.0 workshop for West Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii aquaculture businesses will help you polish your pitch and meet potential partners. Apply here.
  • Investors and experts, meet a range of aquaculture innovators at the May 1 pitch and networking session at the World Trade Center. Register here.
You’ll be sleepless in Seattle if you let this event, sponsored by NOAA Fisheries and Washington Sea Grant, swim away!

 

Regional Innovators Forum: Australia & Pacific Islands

April 3: The Edge Auditorium, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Fish 2.0’s first-ever Regional Innovators Forum promises to be memorable: more than 25 investment-ready businesses will pitch on stage, and regional investment and industry leaders will discuss game-changing innovations, increasing seafood’s value, and more. There are a few seats left for the April 3rd forum—register now to snap one up.

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Fish 2.0 Global Innovators Forum:
Save the date

Mark your calendar: Nov. 5–6, 2019, the fourth biennial Fish 2.0 Global Innovators Forum will bring investors, entrepreneurs, and seafood experts together at Stanford University for network building and frank discussions of hot topics in the sustainable seafood sector. Invited businesses will meet investors with a real interest in seafood and partners that can help them grow. Investors will meet business leaders from around the world whose technologies, models, and products could transform the industry. And the Fish 2.0 Forty—the top-scoring businesses in the Fish 2.0 2018–19 qualifying cycle—will present their innovations on stage. Sign up for updates here.

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In the press

 
Taking the sea out of seafood
Land-based aquaculture can sound like a mirage—shrimp farms in the desert, salmon swimming “upstream” in an alpine village tank, tilapia swishing over the plains. And for a long time, ample production of sea delicacies in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) has been more dream than reality. Yet the technology and its innovators have steadily gained momentum and may finally be hitting their tipping point.
 
Fish 2.0: Putting aquaculture businesses, investors together
“There’s money to be made inside the big tanks at the Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center. Aquaculture is quickly becoming a booming business,” reports the local TV station in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, which covered the Fish 2.0 Gulf Coast aquaculture workshop.
 
Tuna needs a lifeline—Let’s find innovations that throw It one
Fish 2.0 executive director Monica Jain was interviewed at a recent F3 aquaculture feed event. The story reports her view that “alternative aquafeed ingredient providers all have potential to make a mark in the industry, as do innovative methods to deliver feeds.”
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