Blue Star Foods, Seafood Champion Finalist, Innovation

Blue Star Foods, Seafood Champion Finalist, Innovation

Blue Star Foods sells premium quality, responsibly sourced crab meat. By purchasing crab meat from Blue Star Foods, you support programs working to improve oceans and small fishing communities. Our technology-based approach to supply chain traceability deters illegal and unsustainable fishing practices. Our mission to create a more equitable crab fishery provides long-term economic benefits to all fisheries stakeholders and improves the lives of artisanal fishing communities.

Supporting Links:

Blue Star Foods Sustainability

Undercurrent News: Blue Star Foods’ founder sees ‘3BL’ effort resonating more with crab buyers

Pacifical, Seafood Champion Finalist, Innovation

Pacifical, Seafood Champion Finalist, Innovation

Pacifical is the global tuna market development company jointly set up by the 8 Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) and the small pacific territory of Tokelau, to promote the catch, production, distribution and trade of PNA MSC certified sustainably caught free school skipjack and yellowfin tuna to consumers around the world.

Pacifical has been at the forefront of traceability since 2011 offering unprecedented traceability from consumer back to the moment of catch to all its partners. In 2018, Pacifical launched a tailored and comprehensive blockchain initiative covering all its MSC certified sustainably caught tuna. This innovation sees blockchain integration covering over 220 large fishing vessels MSC catch, the entire supply chain and chain of custody of about 35 million tuna fish caught annually in an area with a surface 40% bigger than Europe, and provides an unparalleled level of transparency and traceability unique to Pacifical to build the highest level of trust on the sustainability of the tuna catch.

All MSC Products from the PNA region carry the Pacifical geographical indication as clear representation of the origin of the fish and the end market’s commitment to support the small PNA countries economic development.

Supporting Links:

Pacifical.com

OceanMind, Seafood Champion WINNER, Innovation

OceanMind, Seafood Champion WINNER, Innovation

OceanMind is an impact-oriented not-for-profit organisation that empowers enforcement and compliance to protect the world’s fisheries. We provide insights and intelligence into fishing compliance to those who can most effectively use it. We support government authorities and seafood buyers by providing expertise and knowledge paired with advanced technologies to enable responsible sourcing and effective enforcement. Effective enforcement leads to deterrence and increased compliance. This combined with the power of the market choosing provably responsible sources, drives sustainability.

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Ocean Mind Global

Catalina Offshore Products, Seafood Champion Finalist, Innovation

Catalina Offshore Products, Seafood Champion Finalist, Innovation

Founded by Dave Rudie in 1977, Catalina Offshore Products was once exclusively a sea urchin/uni wholesaler. Today it is one of the largest buyers of local seafood in San Diego, specializing in wild species found off the West Coast, from Southern and Baja California to the Pacific Northwest. Acting as a direct receiver, it encompasses a wholesale division, online store and walk-in fish market and counts some of the top chefs in the U.S. among its customers. The company’s ongoing commitment to providing responsible seafood choices and promoting full utilization has enabled collaborations with a network of respected industry partners, including NOAA, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Seafood for the Future and Seafood Watch. Currently, nearly 75 percent of its offerings are sustainably sourced and traceable to the fishery or boat. Of those rated by Seafood Watch, 91 percent are “Best Choice” or “Good Alternative”. Catalina Offshore employees nearly 75 individuals and proudly, is still family owned and operated. 

Supporting Links:

catalinaop.com

Seafood Source News: Catalina Offshore Products receives grant to grow demand for opah

NOAA Fisheries News: Seafood Industry and Scientists Team Up to Make the Most of Opah

San Diego Magazine: It’s Time For Diners To Give Opah A Try

 

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