Enter a global sustainable seafood business competition
International business competition aims to increase investment in the sustainable seafood sector
Fish 2.0 is an international business competition that connects sustainable fishing and aquaculture businesses with potential investors. The scheme aims to build the knowledge and connections needed to increase investment in the sustainable seafood sector and drive social and environmental change in the seafood supply chain.
Businesses that enter Fish 2.0 compete for a variety of prizes and finalists will win an opportunity to present their business ideas to a broad range of investors. In 2018-19, Fish 2.0 will offer over $40,000 in cash prizes. In addition, all qualifying businesses will receive one year of complimentary membership in and access to the Fish 2.0 online connection platform.
The competition is open to businesses anywhere in the world, in any stage of development, from early stage, pre-revenue ventures to post-revenue, growth stage businesses looking to scale. Eligible business sectors include:
- wild fisheries and aquaculture
- seafood supply chain businesses
The competition also now welcomes businesses seeking partners, rather than investors, as well as those seeking growth capital.
The three global tracks for 2018-19 address some of the greatest sustainability needs and market opportunities in seafood. Ventures based anywhere in the world may apply to these tracks:
- Traceability & Transparency is open to ventures that advance traceability in seafood supply chains, make supply chains more transparent or mainstream best practices.
- In the Tuna track, eligible businesses might improve management of wild-capture tuna fisheries, increase product value, reduce waste and bycatch, combat illegal fishing, or benefit the countries where the fish are caught.
- Aquaculture Innovation is open to ventures that improve the growth, sustainability, and profitability of aquaculture; reduce its impact on coastal and marine habitats; or improve sustainability and viability of land-based systems.
The deadline for applications to be received for all tracks is 28 October 2018.