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 and corals. A new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B supports findings from another recent study in the journal, Nature, that […]
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
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, including businesses, associations, co-operatives and similar entities that have tried improving the value of their catch or production while also improving their […]
“Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, […]
To discover how local fish can create a winning combination of flavor, presentation, and affordability for chefs in corporate dining, our partner Changing Tastes arranged a culinary workshop in California. More than a dozen chefs and several sustainability managers from the same or similar groups joined us in mid-November at a test kitchen in the Bay Area to develop the recipes and messaging needed to successfully bring back Californian West Coast Groundfish.
At the core of our work, we believe taking a value chain approach to investing in development is the most responsible and most sustainable. Interlaying this approach with the development of the blue economy will ensure proper assessment of opportunities and threats. Blue Economy No single definition of “Blue Economy” exists; like the word “sustainability”, […]
Over the past few years, three broad strategies have evolved to address the challenge of achieving sustainable wild capture fisheries. These consist of: Addressing governance, regulation and policy Providing preferential access to markets via certification mechanisms and Fishery Improvement Plans Aggregating mission aligned capital While each of these strategies have merits in and of themselves, […]
Over 15,000 scientists from around the world have issued a somber notice to humanity. As they state: “Humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these foreseen environmental challenges, and alarmingly, most of them are getting far worse,” they write. (Our emphasis added). We encourage a close reading of the paper, if only […]
This paper provides an overview of (i) the key concerns that impact investors may have when considering the financing of sustainable fisheries, and (ii) potential approaches for public-private partnerships to overcome these obstacles.
The New Middleman: Service Provider and Quality Assure “Middle man — the very term itself is associated with extra hoops to jump through, farmers being cheated, and limited value being offered to farmers and value chains generally. The idea of cutting out the middle man is frequently thought of as a selling point, casting these […]