We believe that healthy oceans and thriving fishing communities that care for them are essential for us to continue to enjoy seafood. Sustainability can only be achieved when the well-beings of the ocean, people and society are collectively met. Utilizing our strengths in science, business and creativity, UMITO Partners provide services to contribute to this goal.
We provide a wide variety of support and services based on our widespread network and wealth of knowledge regarding sustainable fisheries and seafood, including: fishery digitization consultation, sustainable seafood market tours, research, product development and PR consultation.
MSC/ASC CERTIFICATION CONSULTATION
Our Science & Research Analytics team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in navigating clients to certification. UMITO Partners work closely with clients throughout the entire accreditation process, including planning, implementation and post-acquisition support.
SUSTAINABLE FISHERY PROJECTS
UMITO Partners work hand-in-hand with fishers and fishery stakeholders to develop tailor-made projects with a goal to improve sustainability of their fisheries and community. We combine our multidisciplinary strengths that cover science, business and PR knowhow to maximize sustainability efforts being implemented by fishery communities
UMITO NARIWAI WORKSHOP
We provide custom-made workshops targeted for fishers and fishery cooperative associations that cover a myriad of topics that relate to the NARIWAi (“livelihood”) of fishers, including, but not limited to: exploring new fishery business models, learning about other fishery community examples, understanding consumer and market trends and conceptualize and implement activities that can be done collectively with their fisheries. UMITO Partners will also connect workshop participants with necessary stakeholders to actualize ideas formulated through the workshops.
SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD EVENTS
We coordinate and operate talk sessions, food events, workshops and other types of events around the topic of sustainable fisheries and seafood. Through collaboration with diverse partners such as fishers, chefs, IT companies and creatives, we expand the circle of support of fishers striving for sustainability.
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