Ocean life is at risk of collapse, yet the demand for seafood is increasing. More than 90% of seafood in the US is being imported from overseas, and 30% is sourced through illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing operations. Now, companies are cropping up to build a more sustainable, traceable and profitable seafood supply chain. From live tracking technology to converting pollution into fish feed, join us to hear from innovators in the space at our April Food+Tech Meetup. Presenters will do a deep dive into their business strategies, technologies, challenges and lessons learned in the aquaculture and seafood space.
Come network with the community and get a taste from emerging F&B startups: AKUA, Ocean Hugger Foods, Australis Barramundi, Oko Farms, ForaFoods, New Wave Foods, Yolélé Foods, Edenworks and Sixty South Salmon!
6:30 – 7:15pm: Networking
7:30 – 9:00pm: Presentations + Q&A
9:00 – 9:30pm: Networking
Trevor Swope, Director of Operations, Dock to Dish
Dock to Dish is a seafood cooperative that supplies fish directly from Montauk to restaurants in New York City and Long Island. In 2017, Trevor developed and implemented the first hybrid geospatial database system to feature live vessel and vehicle tracking integration at Dock to Dish. The system makes near-real time “end to end” monitoring of wild seafood supply chains available to the public.
David Tze, CEO, NovoNutrients
NovoNutrients’s disruptive technology platform profitably transforms carbon dioxide from industrial emissions into high margin products for voluminous aquaculture, nutrient, and other markets. In doing so, the company also addresses two global environmental challenges: climate change and depletion of fisheries. The total addressable market for NovoNutrients exceeds half a trillion dollars, including $100B in aquaculture feed, $350B in feed for agriculture and pets, as well as the growing, meat-free food ingredient space.
Sean Dimin, Co-Founder, Sea to Table
Sean Dimin is Founder & CEO of Sea to Table. Driven to fix the broken seafood supply chain, he founded the company in 2009 with his father Michael. As the preeminent better-for-you and better-for-the-planet seafood brand, Sea to Table delivers exclusively high quality traceable, wild-caught, and sustainable American seafood to restaurants, institutions, and home cooks across the United States.
Donna Lanzetta, Founder & CEO, Manna Fish Farms
Donna Lanzetta is an attorney and entrepreneur with a passion for sustainable seafood production. Motivated by a concern for our world’s growing population, our fixed/declining wild fish stocks, and the urgent need to feed our burgeoning numbers, Manna Fish Farms is awaiting permits to operate an open ocean fish farm, eight miles off the Eastern Coast of the United States.
John Ng, President, Hudson Valley Fish Farms
Hudson Valley Fish Farms is a land-based salmon/trout farm dedicated to producing the healthiest and most sustainable Steelhead Salmon available on the market today. Pairing artisanal craft with advanced Recirculating Aquaculture System technology, HVFF is breaking new ground on satisfying the demand for high quality, locally grown and environmentally conscious seafood.
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