Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands Track 

This Pacific Islands track offers a range of opportunities and support for Pacific Island seafood businesses who wish to seek investment, make trade contacts and connect with Fish 2.0, the premier global network that connects sustainable seafood business with investors.

Who can participate in the Pacific Islands Track?

Companies from around the world compete in Fish 2.0. For the Pacific Islands track, the eligibility is:

  • All Pacific Island countries are eligible in this track.
  • Any business involved in seafood production, trade and/or supply chains
  • Any business involved in providing services for fisheries management.
  • Any business involved in aquaculture or mariculture, including corals, giant clams, seaweed or other products
  • Business at ALL stages can participate – from startups to businesses in growth stages. The competition scoring system allows all to win, regardless of how well established your business is.
  • If you are in doubt about your eligibility, apply.  Or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Businesses not eligible in this or other regional tracks, please check out our two global tracks (Supply Chain Innovation and Traceability & Transparency)

What will I get out of participating in Fish 2.0?

Fish 2.0 will help you to get your business ready for investors, and to meet investors who are interested in your business in your region

  • Each enterprise will have its materials reviewed by 1-4 investors during the competition.
  • You will be offered opportunities to work with investors who can advise you on how best to build your business idea and succeed in the competition and in gaining investment.
  • Fish 2.0 receives significant media coverage in the seafood press and the popular press globally. Participating enterprises will be regularly featured in the press, helping them to gain customers, brand recognition and investor interest. See the Pacific Islands news on the fish 2.0 website.

What are my chances of winning?

  • Fish 2.0 has a specific track just for Pacific Island Businesses. You will work with the same materials, process and feedback as all global businesses, but compete against the companies within your track to gain a spot at the Global Finals.
  • All judging is done by investors, using standard criteria for viable businesses.
  • Fish 2.0 offers a cash prize to the leading Pacific Island enterprise.
  • Fish 2.0 will recognize the top three ventures in this track and invite them to pitch to investors at the competition finals in California.

Learn more about the Pacific Track.

  • A 3-day workshop in Suva, Fiji was held from November 8-10, 2016.
  • The Fish 2.0 competition is open to ALL seafood businesses from the Pacific Islands, even if you did not attend the workshop.
  • Read news from the past Pacific Islands track.
  • Hear about the experiences of Pacific Islanders last year.

2017 Pacific Islands Track - Sponsors and Partners

 

State Department

PT&I

FFA

PIFS


Regional Implementation Partner

WWF