Innovation in its modern meaning is ‘creative thoughts, new imaginations’. But that can discourage people from coming forward with ideas – in an industry as global, enduring and continually inventive as fishing, is there really anything new under the sun?
A more helpful definition of innovation is ‘the practical implementation of an invention, to make a meaningful impact on the market or society’. That hits the spot for FIS – we champion innovation to make the greatest positive change for our seafood industry and the people driving it. The knowledge generated by FIS projects must never sit on a shelf, but must be shared and used to support prosperous, sustainable fishing.