Happy Fish has been born out of a strong desire of many, to see a better state of play in our ocean ecosystems and the industries that benefit from them. The lifeblood of Happy Fish is collaboration with incredibly diverse ocean-to-plate networks. It has been inspiring and a pleasure to receive the backing from our terrific ambassadors, time-poor chefs, suppliers, marine scientists, fishers, environmental advocates, artists and many others who’ve generously donated, time, knowledge and enthusiasm. It wouldn’t have happened without you!
Specific shout outs to ….Prue Cancian for pushing the idea, Transition Bondi for incubating the idea, Duncan Leadbitter for his fathoms-deep fish wisdom and industry knowledge, Peter Dowson’s mentoring, Sea Shepherdess Fiona McCuaig, Cathy Quinn, MSC’s Patrick Caleo & Charlotte Connell, Jules Crocker of Joto insisting on traceability and introducing Duncan Leadbitter, AMCS’s Toohni Mahto and Joshua Coates, Greenpeace, Nature Conservation Council, marine scientists Prof David Booth and Dr Trevor Ward, Taronga Zoo, Waverley Council’s environment department, Sydney Fish Markets, the Masterfishermen, FRDC, WWF, photographers Paul & George Caddy and Richard Ling, Good for Nothing, Andy Fackrell, artists Sarah Tooth, Simon Letch & Adam Long. Mitch Standen for his inspired business leadership, Jo Webb, Anne McArthur, website designer Pete Derbyshire of Webthinking for his patience and pursuit of excellence, Elizabeth Macdonald, our Ambassadors, the passionate pilot businesses who are in this because they know it’s the way to go: fishers Neville Clarke, Brett and Kallan Cripps and Tracy and Glen Hill, restaurateurs Joel Best and Three Blue Ducks,Barry and Helena from the fish shop The One that Got Way, Market research conducted by Sydney TAFE Peter Heywood’s senior market research students, and later UNSW School of Business’s Dr Song Ting Dong’s undergraduate and masters students and anyone else who’s contributed and not been mentioned THANK YOU!