Eight sustainable seafood businesses won cash prizes at the Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum in Palo Alto, California, U.S.A. last week, beating out a competitive field that had been narrowed down to 22 presenters.
Among the winners were Real Oyster Cult, based in Duxbury, Massachusetts, U.S.A. which delivers fresh oysters to customers with overnight shipping, and EnerGaia, which is based in Bangkok, Thailand, and grows spirulina, an algae superfood, on building rooftops in the Thai capital.
“We’re elated that we won and also humbled – there are so many bright lights in the industry right now, and so much innovation going on,” said Eric Enno Tamm, CEO of winning company ThisFish, based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which developed a tracing software to help seafood businesses record supply chain and improve efficiency. “Many of those companies approached me about our technology. It’s helpful to connect with the early adopters.”