Fish 2.0 Awards Final Prizes in Seafood Business Competition.

The Fish 2.0 advisory board opted to use the professional service awards in two ways. Three companies, still to be named, will receive advice on their deal structure and strategies to attract the right types of capital for their ventures. Five companies will receive assistance with growing their business: ARCAE of Costa Rica, which markets locally caught sustainable fish; Pelagic Data Systems; SmartFish Mexico; the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust, which buys and leases quota to keep local fisheries viable; and ALFA Fishing of Vanuatu, which generates income for rural youth and urban women through supplying fresh seafood to both high-end restaurants and low-income households.

Dani Dunn