As many of you know, The Good Catch Blog usually takes a summer hiatus. Between feature length work for other media outlets, manuscript work and the chores that are part of summer even on a small farm in Maine, blogging (unfortunately) often takes a backseat by necessity. There are, however, occasional items either highlighting my work in other media or updating stories I’ve been following that necessitate a summer blog entry. The beginning of Phase 3 of the 2015 Fish 2.0 Competition is one such item.
As I reported back in May, the Fish 2.0 competition for sustainable seafood businesses is a global business competition that attracted 170 entrants this year. Last week, Phase 2 of the competition closed, and 69 seafood businesses from around the globe have advanced to the semifinal round of Fish 2.0. “They are a diverse group, ranging from aquaculture technology companies to innovative supply chain enterprises,” says a Fish 2.0 spokesperson.
The semifinalists’ names are not public at this point, but stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes look at a few of the innovative businesses that have advanced to this next phase. At the end of Phase 3, 36 finalists will advance to the finals, which will be held at Stanford University in November.