Vanuatu is one of three Pacific Island countries amongst the 40 finalists from across the globe to pitch to investors at the Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum.
Shepherd Islands Organic Seafood owner, Obed Timakata said: “I was overwhelmed when I got the news that I’m a Fish 2.0 2017 competition finalist.
“I am very grateful for all the support provided by Pacific Trade Invest Australia in bringing back Fish 2.0 to the Pacific. It’s an absolute valuable program indeed.
“I’m very excited to be representing Vanuatu at the 2017 Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum Finals in November.”
The other finalists are Didao Fishing Company from Solomon Islands and Indigo Seafood of Palau.
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.