The Midas Touch: Creating Golden Opportunities from Undervalued Fish

Apr 03, 2014
Image credit: Jess Reeder Talking trash on the docks is nothing new. But talking how to turn “trash fish”— fish that comes up in the net that is in less demand—into treasured bounty is a different story. And the idea offers hope for creating new markets that can benefit both fishers and fish. The opportunity rests…

Human Rights and Seafood: Sustainability Means Ending Slavery, Too

Mar 20, 2014
Graphic taken from FishWise's report entitled Trafficked II: An Updated Summary of Human Rights Abuses in the Seafood Industry Sometimes, what you don’t see is what matters. Walking the floor of Seafood Expo North America, the fabulous displays of fish from around the world are pure eye candy for any seafood lover. What those colorful fillets don’t…

The “IT” Thing in Seafood

Mar 20, 2014
At almost every step of the seafood supply chain, the modern slams into the archaic.  Nowhere is this more apparent than on the tradeshow floor of Seafood Expo North America. Located near the historic waterfront of one of the nation’s oldest cities, the vast interior of the Boston Convention Center is transformed into a labyrinth…
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Storied Fish Featured on New Sustainable Seafood Channel

Mar 15, 2014
This week, sustainable seafood got its own channel. The triple-bottom-line online news and journalism powerhouse, Triple Pundit, launched Sustainable Seafood: the Business of a Healthier Catch as their most recent topic in which to explore the business and social wins of sustainability. The global seafood industry is an enormous, complex tangle of businesses, biology, economics, policy, and deep-rooted cultural practices—it’s not…

Markets Matter in Designing Solutions to Complex Problems

Feb 11, 2014
There’s a new opportunity to learn how to design to save the world: a $10K scholarship from MFA Design for Social Innovation. Just announced, the scholarship honors the three decades of innovative and inspiring work by Paul Polak to transform traditional approaches to poverty alleviation. Polak, CEO and Founder of Windhorse International, has helped design and launch extremely low-cost products…