What is Fish 2.0?

Fish 2.0 is a business competition that connects sustainable fishing and aquaculture businesses with potential investors.

We build the skills, knowledge, and access needed for successful investments and business growth in sustainable seafood. Learn more...

Stories of Impact

To create strong environmental and social change in the seafood industry, businesses that value sustainability must grow and expand into new markets.

Learn how Fish 2.0 helps entrepreneurs and impact investors work together to create this change. Read more...

What people are saying about Fish 2.0

  • "The Fish 2.0 organizers have done a fantastic job creating the world's first fishing and aquaculture business plan competition. Our advisors and the webinars have been top-notch, and the amount of interest and number of investors Fish 2.0 has attracted are incredible."

    - David Walfish, Fish 2.0 Competitor and Third Place Winner 2013
  • Fish 2.0 will help fill a critical missing part of the ecosystem around financing sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. We look forward to connecting this effort to our thousands of investors motivated by positive social and environmental change.

    - Margot Kane, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Calvert Foundation
  • "Although it was at times an exhausting process, the outcome was to provide us with a much clearer vision of the future of our business than we had when this journey began nine months ago.  I don’t know how the team at Organic Ocean can possibly thank you for what you’ve contributed to our business."
    - Dane Chauvel, Fish 2.0 Competitor
  • "Typically fishermen and investors live on opposite ends of the spectrum with one not understanding the other. This competition puts great minds from different industries together so that ultimately, it is our fisheries that benefit at the end of the day."
    - TJ Tate, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders Alliance
  • "Just learning about the impact investment world was quite interesting and will help us make solid connections with investors and lenders who fully appreciate what we are doing.  There is no doubt in my mind that we have, and will continue to benefit from the competition."
    - Ed Robinson, Fish 2.0 Competitor
  • "Fish 2.0 takes the fish by the fins and creates a much needed mechanism through which the right industry experience, innovative thinkers and financial backing can come together to move new ideas in seafood to market."
    Kit Barron, Managing Director, CapLog Group, LLC
  • "When people ask me how it went, I tell them... it was simply amazing to meet so many like-minded individuals in one place, at one time. Thank you for making that possible. I'm so grateful that we were chosen as semi-finalists and invited to attend."
    - Diane Durance, Fish 2.0 Competitor
  • "We believe that creating sustainable fisheries will have long-lasting impact on ensuring and improving the livelihoods of large populations in the developing world."
    - Beau Seil, Managing Partner, Unitus Impact
  • "It became clear to us that the fundamental intent of Fish 2.0 was to nurture as many viable sustainable seafood businesses as possible, as evidenced by the excellent pro-bono strategic advisors with whom each business entry was matched."
    - Kevin Scriber, Fish 2.0 Competitor
  • "As a non-profit organization, Fish 2.0 has completely changed the way we think about our work.  Whether we win the competition or not, the value was in the journey - learning to apply business principles to the way we conduct our work."
    - Jason Philibotte, Director of Conservation International's Hawaii Fish Trust.
  • "The team at the Fish 2.0 competition have really stepped up to the plate in creating and supporting a venue that has not only been helping me in refining my business readiness and providing me with expert advice and resources, but importantly giving me with the chance to make that critical connection with potential investors who believe in the opportunities of this new and emerging market."
    - Rob Terry, Fish 2.0 Competitor