In April 2022, I presented my work at the Circular@WUR conference in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The conference brought together pioneers in the field of circular bio-based society from different backgrounds and facilitated an exchange of ideas. I presented the results from a recently published paper of mine on utilising unwanted fishing catch in Dutch food bank parcels. My presentation was chosen to be a part of the session on ‘The Circular Food Systems network: exploring opportunities for food security by circularity in different regions in the world’. The research I presented (also on behalf of my co-authors) received an enthusiastic response from the audience and led to an inspiring discussion on the role of marine resources in ensuring food security.