Why committing to full utilization can ignite entrepreneurial activity and redefine an economy
The global cod fishery wastes nearly 60% of each landed fish. Through collaborative innovation, Icelandic entrepreneurs have realized the opportunities that these byproducts represent and have tackled the fish waste problem head on. As a result of efforts like the Iceland Ocean Cluster’s 100% Fish Project, upwards of 95% of each cod is now utilized and diverted from the dust bin. Companies turn heads, guts, tails, skin and more into consumer goods and products in beauty, health, and pharmaceutical industries. All of these activities translate to a more value for each landed cod, a more valuable fishery, a stronger GDP, and less waste!
WED, MAR 31 | ZOOM | 12-1
Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy (EITBE) is an event series created by the New England Ocean Cluster to share the stories of ocean-focused entrepreneurs and project leaders in Maine. Each session is free to attend and includes a curated panel of speakers who share their own intimate and organic perspectives on the topic du jour. Created in 2019, the program’s intent is to convene an engaged audience to raise awareness, promote dialog, and facilitate connections amongst those interested in the region’s blue economy. Though our delivery is now virtual, the focus remains the same. We are proud to be launching our winter season with the incredible support of or presenting sponsors; the University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center, Eaton Peabody, and Best of Maine.