Quick Dips
Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Consumer Need For Trusted Certification Labels Revealed by ASC Research

ASC Aqua Fisheries & Aquaculture

It's important to have an easy visual prompt in store (such as a certification label) on Seafood

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Mission Oceans Helix - Accelerating Marine Innovation in Europe

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

A new hub that has been designed to accelerate innovation throughout the EU's blue economy has been launched this week.

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Emerging Blue Economy Builds a Workforce

Sarah Pilla, Spectrum News Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Industry and academic leaders will collaborate for workforce development in the emerging blue economy through a consortia of 13 colleges in Los Angeles.

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How Marine Conservation Startups Are Saving Our Oceans

DOMINIQUE ROBERTS, TechRound Fisheries & Aquaculture

Coral reefs play a vital role in sustaining ocean life, supporting fishing industries, and generating billions of pounds in revenue each year.

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Why protecting the ocean floor matters for climate change

William Austin, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

Human activities, such as deepsea mining and bottom-trawling fishing practices, pose a threat to the ocean floor.

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Why protecting the ocean floor matters for climate change

William Austin, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

Human activities, such as deepsea mining and bottom-trawling fishing practices, pose a threat to the ocean floor.

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Ocean corporate pilot underway

Science Based Targets Network Fisheries & Aquaculture

Over the next few months, this new initiative will be piloting draft guidance for the first science-based targets covering seafood value chains.

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We must invest in our Ocean to preserve nature and secure the wellbeing of coastal communities

ORRAA Fisheries & Aquaculture

We need to rebuild ocean ecosystems and marine biodiversity if we are to ensure the wellbeing of the billions of people who live along the coast

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Blue Bond Incubator – Summary Sheet

ORRAA, Minderoo Foundation, Callund Consulting

New research done on establishing a specialist “one-stop-shop” BBI for structuring primary blue bond issues that contribute to a sustainable Ocean economy, delivering coastal resilience, climate stabilisation and protecting the most vulnerable ocean ecosystems.

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Human Rights Issues in the Farmed Seafood Industry and the Role of Certification

Chris Ninnes, ASC Aqua Fisheries & Aquaculture

An overview of the challenges faced by the seafood sector and what can be done to improve the social performance of seafood supply chains.

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Biden-Harris Administration invests $2.7 million to improve ocean observations with new robotic floats

Alison Gillespie, NOAA Fisheries & Aquaculture

The Argo array is made up of a fleet of robotic instruments that measure temperature and salinity in the global ocean

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From reserves to revenue: How marine protected areas can drive economic growth

Mark John Costello, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

Marine protected areas provide benefits beyond fisheries, creating jobs and boosting local economies.

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Investments in the blue economy are increasing

European Commission

Findings show that an investment ecosystem to support blue economy innovation is taking shape.

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Aquatic animal welfare as a key intervention to achieve sustainability

Catalina Lopez, Economist Fisheries & Aquaculture

It is essential to recognise that aquatic animal welfare extends beyond ethical considerations.

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The Caribbean Is Drowning In Seaweed, But Entrepreneurs Are Saving It

Ken Silverstein, Forbes Fisheries & Aquaculture

Caribbean ingenuity is helping reduce carbon emissions by 8 million metric tons by harvesting sargassum seaweed and turning it into fertilizer and paper pulp.

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Startups aim to curb climate change by pulling carbon dioxide from the ocean—not the air

ROBERT F. SERVICE, Science.org Energy Solutions

Although these ocean capture ventures deploy different chemical processes, most are designed to use renewable electricity to extract CO2 from seawater. 

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Challenges of technology transfer for blue-economy innovation

Blaine Grimes, Economist Impact Energy Solutions

The complexity of operating in the marine environment requires open dialogue to address industry challenges and spur innovation.

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Climate investors see growing opportunities in water tech

Sarah Murray, Financial Times Energy Solutions

Investments in water reached an estimated $470mn in 2021 as Climate investors see growing opportunities in water tech.

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Aqua-Spark CEO: Institutional capital key to growing aquaculture

Danielle Rossingh, Impact Investor Fisheries & Aquaculture

Lissy Smit, CEO of sustainable aquaculture investment fund Aqua-Spark talks to Impact Investor about fundraising, the sector’s first unicorn and why it is launching a new Africa fund.

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These sustainability-tech companies use AI to improve ocean health by keeping plastics out, boosting coral reefs, and monitoring fish farms

Nicholas Fearn, Business Insider Plastics & Pollution

Companies are using AI tools and software to make the ocean cleaner and safer for aquatic wildlife.

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