Seattle's first Industry Lab brought local leaders together during Sustainable Seafood Week. Future of Fish led the invitation-only gathering hosted by Ray’s Boathouse on August 5.
Cheryl Dahle, Future of Fish Executive Director and Flip Labs C.E.O., opened the day and introduced traceability to the group. The momentum kept going during a traceability panel moderated by Future of Fish and Flip Labs pod manager Keith Flett that explored an ecosystem approach.
After participants got together in groups for constructive brainstorming, Cheryl interviewed Vulcan Inc.'s Dune Ives about the new Smart Catch program. Chefs and supply chain players talked about the challenges of sourcing and serving sustainable seafood during the next panel.
The Nature Conservancy's Paul Dye moderated a panel that looked at protecting Seattle's wild fish habitat and working with local officials to conserve this ecosystem. The day wrapped up with a networking reception that featured regional wines.
Seattle Industry Lab was sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Taylor Shellfish, Norpac and Sea to Table. Thanks also go to partners Triple Pundit, Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, FishChoice.com and Smart Catch.
Photo: Sustainable Seafood Week Seattle Industry Lab participants brainstorm together at Ray's Boathouse. Credit: Future of Fish.