To sustainably meet the growing global demand for seafood, we need to bring more alternative seafood products to market. That’s why GFI’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative is launching ATLAS: a tool designed to accelerate alternative seafood development and commercialization.
As meat companies like Tyson and Smithfield have been increasingly diving into the plant-based meat space, the Van Cleve Seafood Co. very well may be at the forefront of a similar trend in plant-based seafood.
Support from governments, academia, and nonprofits will help ensure cultivated seafood reaches its full potential to sustainably meet the global demand for seafood and restore the health of our oceans.
Public investment in alternative seafood has the potential to make America a leader in seafood production with vast positive impacts for the economy, workers, human health, and ocean sustainability.
To feed a growing global population safe and nutritious seafood for generations to come, we need to think outside of the box. BlueNalu’s partnership with legacy seafood industry player Nutreco demonstrates how we can quickly and sustainably advance the plant-based and cultivated seafood industries.
A new survey conducted by GFI and Kelton Global showed that, in addition to excellent taste and texture, messaging about alternative seafood products’ environmental, health, and functional benefits can broaden their appeal among U.S. consumers.
Alternative feed innovators could help the seafood industry sustainably grow by using their technology to produce alternative seafood products for human consumption.
The World Sustainability Organization, in partnership with GFI’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative, announced it will begin certifying plant-based seafood products under their Friend of the Sea certification program.
Global efforts to curb emissions, protect marine biodiversity, and reduce the impacts of climate change on our oceans should include investments in plant-based and cultivated seafood.