Advancing the ecosystem services of aquaculture

Lisa Duchene, Global Aquaculture Alliance Fisheries & Aquaculture

Advancing the ecosystem services of aquaculture
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In an Aquaculture by Design video produced by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), fishermen in Belize explain why they turned to seaweed farming after their fish catches dwindled.

To their surprise, they found the new seaweed farms seemed to be helping the fish and spiny lobsters in the area, further supporting the notion that aquaculture’s impact on the environment can indeed be not only low-impact, but – yes – restorative. Of the many ecosystem services aquaculture has to offer, seaweed farming is finally being celebrated for its role in absorbing carbon and nitrogen from the water.

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