Three Pacific Island countries are amongst the 40 finalists from across the globe to pitch to investors at the Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum.
The Forum will take place on November at the Stanford University in America, a culminating event in the Fiji 2.0 2017 competition for sustainable seafood businesses.
Prior to this event, the Fish 2.0 workshop was held in Suva last year.
Out of the 184 entrants, 40 finalists were selected based on their market traction and high potential for impact in the seafood sector.
The three finalists that will represent the Pacific Islands are:
- Didao Fishing Company, Solomon Islands
- Shepherd Islands Organic Seafood, Vanuatu; and
- Indigo Seafood, Palau
The Pacific Trade Invest Australia (PTI Australia), sponsors of the Forum, were thrilled with the selection of the three Pacific Island countries.
PTI Australia general manager investment and tourism Chad Morris said PTI Australia understands the importance of the ocean and sustainable fishing to the Pacific Islands which is why they got behind Fish 2.0 bringing the competition back to the Pacific Islands.