The Fisheye

Q&A with Kaitlyn Sephton

November 29, 2017
Kaitlyn has been working in global conservation since 2010, supporting partnerships, coordinating communications, and managing programs. During her five years with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Global Marine Program she supported field programs in a number of countries, including Belize, Gabon, Madagascar, and Fiji. She was also instrumental in the development of new field programs and conservation initiatives, including a global sharks and rays program and a marine protected areas fund. Kaitlyn received her BA in Global Environmental Studies in Geography and MA in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Q: How did you find your way into marine issues?

Storytelling meets innovation in Baja California

November 29, 2017

Empowering small-scale fisheries on a global stage

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Earlier this month, Future of Fish Research Associate Iván Greco attended the 4th Baja California Sustainable Fisheries Management Forum in Ensenada, Mexico, hosted by EDF-Mexico and the Baja California state government. Focused on “Innovation and Sustainability: Fishing Improvement Opportunities for Baja California,” the event was a fantastic venue for sharing and learning how Mexico’s small fishing communities can compete on the global stage.
Baja California is one of Mexico’s more progressive states, and it’s emerging as a land of opportunity for seafood industry innovation — “full of opportunity,” according to Iván.

Q&A with Dr. Sristi Kamal

November 29, 2017
As a natural resource management specialist and a conservationist, Sristi has focused her career on socio-ecological systems and in including local communities in the conservation equation. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology from Jagiellonian University (Poland) for characterizing and analyzing stakeholders’ attitude toward private land conservation, conducting part of her PhD research at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 
Sristi has worked across four continents in various natural resource management programs and projects, including the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) in the Eastern Himalayas of India; Mercy Corps in Haiti, Timor Leste, and Ethiopia; and with Sweetgrass Foundation in Nepal.

Supporting Systems Change with the Bioneers

November 17, 2017
Future of Fish was invited to speak at our first National Bioneers Conference in October in Marin, California.

Sharing traceability system insights

September 8, 2017

Traceability is a powerful tool for suppliers and consumers alike, so why isn’t it more widespread?

To answer this question, we set out to better understand the challenges that keep seafood supply chains from adopting full-chain traceability. 
We're proud to announce that our findings have been published in the August 2017 issue of the Journal of Food Science, alongside parallel research from our partners in the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Ocean and Seafood Markets Initiative (OSMI): FishWise, Future of Fish, the Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC), and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Through a series of a