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Pacific Islands Track

Join us for Fish 2.0's Pacific Islands track if you are a seafood enterprise interested in growing your venture by meeting international investors and new trade partners.

  • The first round is in session now. (Part 2 entries are due Dec 10).
  • The second round of this competition is coming in early 2019. See below for more details.


Apply to the Fish 2.0 Pacific Islands track events if you meet the following criteria:


Companies based in the following countries are eligible for the Fish 2.0 Pacific Islands track:

Republic of the Marshall Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands

Seafood segments:

Any business involved in seafood production, trade and/or supply chains is eligible, as are businesses providing services for fisheries management or businesses involved in aquaculture or mariculture, including corals, giant clams, seaweed, pearls or other products. Businesses with innovative products or services that support ocean climate resiliency in the Pacific Islands are also invited to participate this year.

If you are unsure of your eligibility or based in another Pacific Island please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will help you to find the best way to participate.


The first round is in session now. (Part 2 entries for Australia and Pacific are due January 10, 2019).

A second round of the online competition is coming.

There is no cost to participate in any one of the Fish 2.0 online competitions. Learn more about the process here.

If you are interested in learning more or participating, sign up below.  We will be in touch with details in early 2019. If you have questions or need more information on this or other Fish 2.0 events, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I'd like to learn more about this track and/or participate in the next round of the online competition:

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Why Participate?

  • All finalists reaching a required score threshold will be invited in early 2019 to join our new Fish 2.0 online connection platform to connect with business partners and investor
  • Top scoring finalists will be invited to pitch at the Fish 2.0 Global Innovation Forum in Silicon Valley in late 2019. All other finalists will be invited to attend and network at the event.
  • Read stories from competitors - how past participants have gained from Fish 2.0
  • Listen to competitors explain why you should participate, and what they wish they had known before.

Workshops and Investor Receptions in Australia

Pacific and Australian seafood businesses participated in the Melbourne workshop on October 23-24, followed by an investor and industry reception, all aimed at growing the regions seafood markets. All business are now invited to apply to the online competition, regardless of whether they were involved in this workshop or not.  A second workshop and Regional forum are being planned for March/April 2019, and further details will be posted here as they become available.

To learn more about Fish 2.0 workshops and what they offer,  click here.


The Pacific Islands track is made possible thanks to the support of:

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The U.S. Department of State supports global efforts to maintain healthy and productive marine ecosystems. We also seek to foster private sector-led growth, unlock the power of the marketplace, and facilitate the implementation of activities and partnerships to support commercially viable investment opportunities to develop fisheries-related businesses in the Pacific. In collaboration with Fish 2.0, the U.S. Department of State will help sustainable fisheries, mariculture, and aquaculture entrepreneurs from the Pacific Islands develop their businesses and connect with potential investors in the United States and elsewhere. This year we are pleased to partner with the Government of Australia’s Fisheries Research and Development Corporation to enable new opportunities for Pacific Islands businesses to integrate into regional and global supply chains. Funding provided by the United States Government will promote a healthy ocean and sustainable fisheries, which are closely tied to cultures, livelihoods, jobs, and food security in the Pacific Islands region.

We invite co-sponsors to join the US State Department in support of this track and its events. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss this opportunity to help shape Pacific Island sustainable seafood.

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