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Global Aquaculture Innovation

The Global Aquaculture Innovation track is for seafood business interested in growing by meeting investors and new partners, or investors or industry leaders interested in the latest innovations in seafood.

Online "Readiness Assessment"

The track began accepting applicants to the online Readiness Assessment process in October 2018. The deadline for new applicants has now passed (it was May 19, 2019), and those that entered are currently being assessed by investors to see which qualify for the Fish 2.0 Global Innovators Forum, in November 2019.

  • ELIGIBILITY (Click for details)

    The Fish 2.0 Global Aquaculture Innovation track is for companies offering technologies, products, innovations and solutions that improve the growth, sustainability and profitability of aquaculture worldwide, reduce its impact on coastal and marine habitats, and improve sustainability and viability of land-based systems.

    All innovators and established ventures worldwide may compete who have products or services that support any of the following impacts for aquaculture:

    1. Reduce and optimize the use of energy and/or water inputs to operations, making them less resource intensive (and hopefully more profitable).
    2. Reduce waste or pollution from facilities.
    3. Create and/or make available alternative, cost-effective fish feeds, fish oils, and nutritional elements that reduce, or eliminate, extraction of wild capture fish.
    4. Improve data collection and prediction systems that help producers optimize production, reduce inputs, improve adaptability and sustainability, or prepare for climate-related changes.
    5. Improve equipment, farm design or other inputs that can decrease an operation’s footprint on surrounding habitats (while maintaining or improving profitability).
    6. Prevent or reduce disease and related loss in systems or surrounding ecosystems (without compromising ecological health).
    7. Improve the sustainability and viability of land-based production systems.
    8. Improve the sustainability, yields and efficiency of aquaculture in any other way.

    Note: The global breadth of this track does NOT allow individual seafood farms or production operations to compete. Innovations should be applicable to and transferable to other farms or operations.

    If you are not sure of your eligibility, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    If your venture is an individual aquaculture farming operation located in the US, the Pacific Islands or Australia, then you may qualify under one of our regional tracks.

Learn more about the aquaculture sector

Growth and Value in Aquaculture
Aquaculture technology opportunities
Aquaculture Disease Management Investor Insight


The Global Aquaculture Innovation track is made possible thanks to the support of:

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the Bay Area. Learn more on our sponsor page.
At The Conservation Fund, we make conservation work for America. By creating solutions that make environmental and economic sense, we are redefining conservation to demonstrate its essential role in our future prosperity. Learn more on our sponsor page.
The Packard Foundation’s ocean investments primarily support work to address overfishing, irresponsible marine aquaculture, and habitat loss, as these threats currently have the greatest impact on the ocean and its biodiversity. Learn more on our sponsor page.

We invite new partners to join as event sponsors for the Global Innovation Forum in November, 2019. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss this opportunity.

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