Coiled line

Simplistic, naive and unhelpful

Feb 28, 2012
A recent editorial in The Economist would have us believe that of all the problems facing the oceans—acidification, plastics pollution, decline of habitat—overfishing is the easy win, the simple fix. Really, the article argues, this whole overfishing mess is the fault of fishermen. If fishers would just wise-up to the long-term environmental consequences of taking too much, they would…
Fishing net

Fish, with a side of slavery

Feb 21, 2012
Bloomberg Businessweek just published an exposé of debt bondage and modern slavery in the fishing industry in New Zealand. In the wake of the report, both Wal-Mart and Safeway are launching investigations into their New Zealand supply chains. The personal stories behind these headlines are horrific: 30-hour shifts of hard physical labor, no medical help for severed fingers or broken…

PRESS RELEASE: Future of Fish shortlisted for $100,000 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Feb 17, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, California — Future of Fish, led by Cheryl Dahle, is proud to announce that we have taken on the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. Our entry has been published in Idea Index 1.0. Named “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award” by Metropolis Magazine, the Challenge is an annual international prize program that awards $100,000 to support the development…
Fish for sale

No more silver bullets

Feb 14, 2012
Future of Fish was founded on the belief that entrepreneurship can save the oceans. No, we don’t mean industry, or business-as-usual. We mean creativity and innovation, leashed on behalf of reducing overfishing or protecting marine habitats. Companies that give consumers a way to turn vague, good feelings of wanting the ocean to thrive into concrete…

Shifting complex systems, one fish at a time

Jan 14, 2012
“Try not to determine your self-worth by the outcome or success you have in reaching your goals. Instead, measure the success of your life by how well your actions reflect the intentions that are formed by your core values.” -Phillip Moffit, Buddhist teacher and author Three years ago, I began working on solving a problem…