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Fish 2.0 Global Innovators Forum: The Future of Seafood Is Here

Our fourth biennial Fish 2.0 Global Innovators Forum is rapidly approaching: it’s happening Nov. 5–6, 2019, at Stanford University. If you haven’t yet registered, do so now to guarantee your seat.

Who are the Fish 2.0 Forty?

You’ll need to attend the Forum to meet the 40 top scorers from among 150 entries reviewed over the past year. Here’s a sample of what's in store:
  • Restorative urchin farming: A company that’s restoring kelp forests while commercially farming sea urchins will provide a true inside perspective via an urchin-opening demo.
  • Seafood snacks: Taste the sea in kelp ravioli samples from a fast growing kelp farm, and in jerky made from an invasive fish species (the seafood version of turning lemons into lemonade).
  • Sustainable packaging and waste reduction: Two companies are presenting Styrofoam-free packaging solutions for seafood. Others will present solutions that reduce waste in fish farms as well as at the landing dock.
  • New approaches to farmed favorites: Shrimp aquaculture innovations include a technology that counts shrimp and their activity; a new, more disease-resistant brood stock; and a farm management system that improves water quality. We’ll also hear about a novel offshore farming system for salmon. Over half of the 40 companies presenting are aquaculture innovators.
  • Novel fish feeds: One innovator is making a product from grain—a new feedstock for fish and two others have different solutions to creating nutritious fish-free feeds.
  • High-tech solutions: We’ll hear about a raft of technologies that increase traceability and transparency and make seafood supply chains more efficient.
  • And more....

Speakers go deep

The Fish 2.0 Forum is known for meaty conversations, and this year’s event promises to go deeper than ever. Highlights include:
  • In “A Fish 2.0 Tale: Charting the course from connections to growth,” Mitchell Presser of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and David Tze of Novo Nutrients will reveal the anatomy of a seafood deal from initial connection to growth.
  • In “20/20 Hindsight: Real talk from Fish 2.0 alumni companies,” Dane Chauvel of Organic Ocean Seafood (2013 cohort), Jacqueline Claudia of LoveTheWild (2015) and Sara Rademaker of American Unagi (2017) will share candid insights on the early-stage roller coaster of gaining investment and growing a seafood business.

We’ll also hear from investors and experts including: Adam Draper, Boost VC; Andrew Beebe, Obvious Ventures; Amy Novogratz, Aqua-Spark; Arvind Gupta, IndieBio; Beyhan de Jong, Rabobank; Dan Pullman, Fresh Source Capital; Diane Durance, UNCW Center for Innovation; Frank McGrath, Oberon Securities; Guy Dean, Organic Ocean Seafood; James Wright, Global Aquaculture Alliance; Kelly Lucas, Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center; Leigh Moran, Calvert Impact Capital; Michael Rubino, NOAA; Mike Edelhart, Joyance Partners; Paul Doremus, NOAA; Shally Shanker, AiiM Partners; and Taryn Goodman, TPG Rise Fund.

Have an invitation to the Fish 2.0 Global Innovators Forum but haven’t registered yet? 

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Interested in attending? Please contact monica@fish20.org

Click here to learn more about the Global Innovators Forum

In the media

“Sea Change: How to Spark Sustainable Innovation in an Old-School Industry” in Sustainable Brands looks at what we have learned over the past 7 years and Fish 2.0’s impact on the seafood industry. (see article)

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