Companies ranging from a sashimi farmer to a skateboard manufacturer received top prizes in the 2015 Fish 2.0 Competition Finals and Sustainable Seafood Innovation Forum, which honors companies that demonstrate sustainability, innovation and support for local communities.
The six winners came from 170 initial applicants, which were winnowed down to 18 finalists and 19 runners-up.
“The sophistication of the businesses here has really improved since the first competition in 2013,” said Margot Kane, VP of strategy at the Calvert Foundation and one of the competition’s judges. “The field is growing, and Fish 2.0 helps entrepreneurs learn to talk about their businesses in a way that grabs investors’ attention. I was particularly impressed by the community-based models and how they’ve advanced, as well as by the transnational models and the businesses that can show impact throughout their supply chain.”
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