Dan McQuade and Paul Neves have lived and worked in the seafood industry for decades before founding KnowSeafood.
As a teenager, Dan's father bought him 150 lobster pots and had him hauling those every day for quite a few summers. Skipping school to harvest Cape Cod Bay Scallops on the season's opening day is also a great memory. Loving and respecting nature, especially the ocean, is in his blood.
Paul, who as a child was playing with lobsters instead of Legos in the wheelhouse of his grandfather's fishing trawler, has seen how the ocean has been an essential part of the lifestyle of generations of his own family.
Seeing the disconnect between all the benefits high-quality seafood offers and the general mistrust consumers felt towards buying, cooking, and eating it, the pair created a better way to buy seafood.
Drawing on their passion, deep experience, and connections in the seafood industry, Dan and Paul founded KnowSeafood to use transparency and traceability to bring trusted quality seafood to a broader range of people.
With over 85% of wild-caught seafood fully or overfished, we care about the future of seafood. We are proud to partner with wild-caught harvesters and seafood farmers to raise and supply seafood with respect to the species, the habitat, and the community that harvest. We are obligated to continue reducing our carbon footprint with our packaging and shipping and partner with our harvesters as well.
Our StoryBird application ensures you know the journey and the story behind your seafood while the blockchain-backed technology driving it prevents fish fraud and maintains our high quality and sustainability standards through immutable and verifiable systems.
Partnering with fishermen, scientists, and regulators allows us to offer genuinely sustainable seafood you can feel good about. Whether it's the day boat lobstermen/women in Maine, USA's oldest seafood cooperative in Alaska, or the Aqua Raised Salmon fed a natural plant-based microalgae oil in Norway, we can feel good about the future of seafood.
Our founders were the first in the world to use "Blockchain" technology to fully trace seafood from the point of harvest to the point of consumption and to share this information with consumers. This technology ensures you know the story behind your seafood to prevent fish fraud and maintains our high quality and sustainability standards through verifiable systems.
Seafood is the healthiest protein we can put on the center of our dinner plate. We time and catch our seafood when it tastes best – only after it finishes a season of the most nutrient-dense food. Whether it is the Omega 3's, the high protein, low fat, or even those natural minerals our bodies and minds crave for a long-term health solution, seafood should be a significant part of our diets
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