Our Thoughts


June 2019 | Posted in: Blue Swimming Crab, Finance, Long-Term View, Market Research

Wilderness Markets’ goal with lead firm projects is to attract private, return-seeking impact investment and complement ongoing work by fishery managers and NGOs to improve fisheries.

IPBES global report: Species extinction rate is accelerating

May 2019 | Posted in: Market Research

This recently released report makes for sobering reading for all.

One of the key challenges we will all face is how to address the challenge of climate change, environmental

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Blue Star Foods initiative shows 3BL efforts work

January 2019 | Posted in: Blue Swimming Crab, Finance, Long-Term View, VCA

BSC fisherman with new vessel tracking device

Blue Star Foods, the Miami, Florida based seafood specialist, is proving that it is possible to have a sustainable

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Dr. Richard Leakey – Presentation on Conservation

June 2018 | Posted in: Market Research

Dr. Richard Leakey recently presented some thoughts on conservation in Cape Town at the 2017 Conservation Lab.

He made some excellent comments regarding the current and future challenges of conservation

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Investing for Sustainable Fisheries Needs Funding for Capacity Building

May 2018 | Posted in: Long-Term View

Impact investors are ready to invest increasing amounts of impact capital in sustainable fisheries; what’s missing are  profitable businesses and organizations with the capacity to accept investment. These profitable “investible

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Is this what success looks like?

May 2018 | Posted in: Long-Term View

An ongoing discussion between people in the conservation finance community is how we define success.

Reviewing the data – which we like to do (see below) – does not demonstrate much

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Marine Heat Waves More Common and Lasting Longer Globally

May 2018 | Posted in: Long-Term View

A study done by the Marine Heatwaves International Working Group showed that there has been a 54% increase globally in the number of “marine heat wave days” per year

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Climate Change Stresses Clownfish

May 2018 | Posted in: Market Research

Rising ocean temperatures are causing significant changes with devastating impact on the ecosystem. Worldwide, the warmer and more acidic ocean conditions in the tropics have caused mass bleaching of anemones

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Improve Data to Improve Sustainability

April 2018 | Posted in: Blue Swimming Crab, Indonesia, Long-Term View, Market Research

Not finding a suitable existing program, Blue Star Foods decided to develop their own application to gather data tied to their marketing goals and objectives around supply chain integrity. The SIMP and EU CD data requirements were integrated into the data collection system. Wilderness Markets worked closely with an app-development team to develop an Android and iOS application and support the field trials. After the initial field trials, the system was deployed to in-house teams from Blue Star Foods Indonesian partners, consisting of procurement and quality control specialist

Value Rescue in Fisheries

March 2018 | Posted in: Finance, Market Research

Do you know of fisheries that have considered or implemented Value Rescue?


Your knowledge can help others scale fisheries’ enterprises with positive social, economic and environmental impacts.

We are researching fishing groups,

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