In interviews conducted along the Gulf, more than several seafood industry producers expressed interest in evaluating the utility of Gulf-wide strategies to brand Gulf wild seafood as a ‘gold standard’ sustainably produced.
The preliminary thinking was in terms of a niche market.
Somewhat like Starbucks that started as a small-shop in Washington State. By supporting what was at that time a collapsing coffee industry in Costa Rica, Starbucks assisted the development of a sustainable coffee industry and profitable company.
As the seafood industry faces a range of challenges as it moves into a increasingly globalized world, he Starbucks model offers inspiration.
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