About Future of Fish

We are a nonprofit systems change incubator. We work with industry players, technologists, and NGOs to create business solutions to ocean challenges.

Our story

… or how we work to get change unstuck in the world of fish.

First, there were the fish. Then (about 400 million years later) there was a lot of fishing. That’s when we came along. An eclectic bunch of design thinkers, business consultants, journalists, and scientists, we believe in the power of entrepreneurship and collaboration as potent forces for positive change in the world—including in the oceans.

When we first looked at the seafood industry, we saw the long list of all that was going wrong and the enormity of the challenge that ending overfishing presents. But, instead of focusing on the problems, we looked to the problem-solvers, the impressive diversity of innovators disrupting the status quo. Here was raw material for creating some real change.

With 25+ years of combined expertise in complex problem-solving and more than four years of deep research and discovery in the seafood industry, we knew that no one intervention could shift the system alone. So we got to work building the collective impact of businesses, NGOs and technologists to drive the end of overfishing.

In a nutshell (or a seashell?): our goal is to end overfishing; our approach is to build strategic, collective impact; our lens is optimistic; our competency is a powerful combination of analytics and design; and our passion is empathy—for systems and innovators. Our hope is that you’ll join us, and help collaborate to create our envisioned future.

Meet our team

 

Peter Battisti

Executive Director
 

 

Julie Budkowski

Operations Director

 

 

Cheryl Dahle

Founder and Advisor

 

 

Greg Fitzgerald

Director, Global Innovations

 

 

Chris Giordano

Implementation Lead, Peru

 

 

Iván Greco

Research & Implementation Lead, Chile

 

 

Marah Hardt

Director of Discovery

 

 

Momo Kochen

Director, Global Programs
 
 

 

Fiona Lugo-Mulligan

Traceability Program Director

 

 

Shannon McDiarmid

Market and Supply Chain Lead

 

 

Charles Steinback

Director, Business Development

 

 

Gretchen Thuesen

Project Manager
 
 

 

Diego Undurraga

Business Innovations Lead, Latin America

 

 

 

Join our team

We invite any talented journalists, business & marketing consultants, researchers, ethnographers, project managers, designers, storytellers, & anyone else with relevant expertise to contact us about joining our network of entrepreneur advisers, interning or consulting with us, or otherwise participating in our systems change process.

Director, blended finance and business innovations

October 28, 2019

We're hiring!

Future of Fish is hiring a Director of Blended Finance and Business Innovations. The Director of Blended Finance and Business Innovations will be an integral part of the Future of Fish team, with responsibilities that span a number of domains: representing Future of Fish at a global level; development of the blended finance platform; cultivating and maintaining key partnerships/relationships with investors; contributing to the development of organizational strategies and tactics; helping to achieve business development and fundraising goals; and working with the Future of Fish team to manage and execute our organization’s Fishery Development Model (FDM).