Quick Dips
Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

A huge tidal power testing facility is looking to simulate decades of harsh sea conditions

Anmar Frangoul, CNBC Energy Solutions

A £4.6 million ($5.64 million) facility that can test tidal turbine blades under strenuous conditions has been officially opened.

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‘Reef Balls’ Gain Traction for Shoreline Protection

Daniel Cusick, E&E News / Scientific American

Structures first deployed as artificial reefs are being used in the Northeast to combat the force of waves as ocean levels rise.

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Climate change is now on the menu at seafood restaurants

William W. L. Cheung, The Conversation Fisheries & Aquaculture

Restaurants update their menus all the time and this often goes unnoticed by diners.

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Finless Foods launches plant-based pokè-style tuna

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Cell culture and alternative seafood pioneer Finless Foods will unveil its pokè-style plant-based tuna to delegates at the National Restaurant Association trade show.

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Venture Capitalists Are Aiming to Disrupt Fish Farming

Priya Anand, Bloomberg Fisheries & Aquaculture

Forever Oceans says it’s built technology that allows it to push into new frontiers for cultivated fish.

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Study reveals dramatic loss of global wetlands

The Nature Conservancy

Research shows 4,000km2 of tidal wetlands have been lost over 20 years – but restoration and natural processes are helping to reduce total losses.

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Centring Indigenous-led governance of coral reefs

Cliff Kapono, World Ocean Initiative

Experts in the field on why traditional knowledge and guidance are crucial to the health of ocean ecosystems.

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US university leads $14 million oyster research effort

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

The University of Louisiana in Lafayette is taking the lead on a three-year, $14 million research initiative that will develop oyster broodstock that are more resilient in low-salinity environments.

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Smart aquaculture: technological intervention is vital for a sustainable future

Rajamanohar Somasundaram, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

By 2050, food production needs to increase by 60 percent to feed a world population of 9.3 billion.

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Seafood Production Suffers Under Climate Change, but Sustainable Reforms Can Undo the Damage

The Pew Charitable Trusts Fisheries & Aquaculture

A new study published in Nature finds that, with appropriate actions, oceans may produce more food.

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Lampposts, rings, cameras: over 25,000 pounds of junk cleared from Lake Tahoe

Katharine Gammon, The Guardian Plastics & Pollution

The cleanup was undertaken by a California non-profit which hired scuba divers to clean the top 25ft of the lake.

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Millions of tonnes of dead animals: the growing scandal of fish waste

Emma Bryce, The Guardian Fisheries & Aquaculture

Dumped at sea, lost on land or left to rot in shops and fridges, the global catch of fish is being wasted like never before – hurting not only the oceans but the nutrition of billions of people. Can it be reversed?

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We might be having the wrong conversation about tech and aquaculture

Megan Howell, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

The leading edge of technology tends to gain popular traction in the aquaculture industry.

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Corals and Sea Anemones Turn Sunscreen into Toxins—Understanding How Could Help Save Coral Reefs

Djordje Vuckovic & Bill Mitch, The Scientist Plastics & Pollution

Researchers have long suspected that an ingredient in sunscreen called oxybenzone was harming corals, but no one knew how. A new study shows how corals turn oxybenzone into a sunlight-activated toxin.

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Keeping up with kelp

Abigail Mottur, Investable Oceanss

When we think of kelp, we often picture magical underwater forests swaying in the surge. Besides looking beautiful, kelp also generates tons of climate, ecosystem and human health benefits. Cultivation of kelp and other seaweed species represents the most rapidly-growing aquaculture sector.

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Is seafood traceability coming of age?

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Fisheries & Aquaculture

The future of sustainable blue foods is digital.

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23 aquaculture and blue food innovators to take the stage at upcoming conference

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Through two days of panel discussions and innovation showcases, these entrepreneurs at the cutting edge of innovation will showcase ground-breaking solutions in seven key areas.

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U.S. plastic recycling rate drops to close to 5%

Valerie Volcovici, Reuters Plastics & Pollution

The decline coincides with a sharp drop in plastic waste exports, which had counted as recycled plastic.

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Financing a green shipping sector

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Shipping & Ports

Experts at the 9th annual World Ocean Summit explore investment opportunities for sustainable maritime trade & transport.

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On World Tuna Day, 10 Fishery Management Successes Show Value of Conservation

Rachel Hopkins, The Pew Charitable Trusts Fisheries & Aquaculture

Progress on catch limits, illegal fishing and bycatch offer hope for a sustainable future for valuable tuna fisheries.

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