Quick Dips
Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

EMFF Backs Algae-Based Seafood Substitutes

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

An initiative to develop algae-based fish substitutes, called the Seafood Algternative project, has received support from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

 

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Canadian Investment Firm Snaps Up Urchin Aquaculture Company

Hanna Gezelius , IntraFish Fisheries & Aquaculture

Canada-based alternative asset investment firm Cadman Capital Group has acquired aquaculture company Urchinomics.

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2023 Seaweed State Of The Industry

Steven Hermans Fisheries & Aquaculture

2023 Seaweed State of the Industry.

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The top 5 sustainability and climate trends to watch in 2023

Economic Impact Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Economist Impact’s Martin Koehring highlights why stronger collaboration will be required to accelerate progress in 2023.

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Developing The Blue Economy Requires Collaborative Effort

Observer Research Foundation Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

Eighty per cent of world trade happens using the seas, 40 per cent of the world’s population live near coastal areas, and more than three billion people access the oceans for their livelihood. 

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Can Kelp Help? Research Examines Dairy Farmer, Dairy Nutritionist Attitudes on Adding Feed Additive to Cut Methane Emissions

Diane Stirling, Syracuse University News Fisheries & Aquaculture

Can Kelp Help? Research Examines Dairy Farmer, Dairy Nutritionist Attitudes on Adding Feed Additive to Cut Methane Emissions

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Regenerative Ocean Farming

Urban Ocean Lab Fisheries & Aquaculture

An informative factsheet on what regenerative ocean farming is, why it matters, and the benefits it provides. 

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Hokkaido Kelp Farmers Aim to Boost Storage of 'Blue Carbon' in Seaweed Beds

The Japan Times Fisheries & Aquaculture

Local fisheries cooperatives, governments and companies in the Kushiro district in eastern Hokkaido are pushing to increase the amount of “blue carbon” — a term referring to carbon captured by coastal and marine ecosystems — absorbed by artificial seaweed beds installed along the shore.

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The US$2.5 Trillion Blue Economy Investment Opportunity

Michael van Niekerk, Investment Magazine Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The ocean or the global “blue economy” contributes US$2.5 trillion ($3.8 trillion) a year in economic output – equivalent to world’s seventh-largest economy by GDP – and is expected to expand at twice the rate of the mainstream economy, reaching US$3 trillion a year by 2030.

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Four Trends In Green Technology And Venture Investment

Anis Uzzaman, Forbes Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

As the world deals with climate change and rising energy prices, green technology is more important than ever. Entrepreneurs stand to benefit by coming up with green technology business ideas to serve a growing market need.

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Invest in Nature, and Nature Invests in Us

The Nature Conservancy Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Later this year, representatives from countries around world will meet at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity to agree on a new global framework to guide biodiversity protection the rest of this decade—a “New Deal for Nature.”

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Making Sense of Big Ocean Data

Emily Underwood, Nautilus Fisheries & Aquaculture

Ocean conservation science is experiencing a data explosion—but can we utilize it properly?

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Marine Biologists Are Optimising Fishing Practices in Europe

Jessica Byrne, Thred Fisheries & Aquaculture

Oceanologists are using their knowledge to help fishermen increase their income while improving the sustainability of their catches. If implemented across Europe, it could transform the fishing industry in the Mediterranean.

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In a First, Nonprofit Buys Insurance for Hawaii’s Threatened Coral Reefs

Christopher Flavelle and Catrin Einhorn, The New York Times Fisheries & Aquaculture

If worsening coastal storms damage the reefs, the Nature Conservancy will get a payout and use the money to repair the coral — work that state officials can’t afford to do.

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How Ocean Data Innovation Is Changing How We See The Sea

Kate Wing, David Millar, Aaron Roan Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The next wave of transformation in ocean understanding will come from improving our ability to discover and connect this data, giving us a clearer picture of what’s happening under the waves and envisioning new ocean solutions.

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The Seaweed Superfood Revolution Could End World Hunger—and Save The Planet

Lucy Sheriff, Fortune Fisheries & Aquaculture

Seaweed is having its moment in the sun: Use of the marine plant is a rapidly growing trend that could aid in everything from global food security to climate change.

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The Case For Farming More Herbivorous Marine Fish

Prof C Greg Lutz, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Most of the fish currently farmed in the sea are carnivores, but there’s a strong argument for producing more marine herbivores, which don’t depend on diets containing fish meal and fish oil.

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How To Shift The Ocean Narrative For A Sustainable Blue Economy

Martin Koehring, Economist Impact Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

A blog by Martin Koehring, head of Economist Impact’s World Ocean Initiative and keynote speaker at the 30th anniversary of the John Nurminen Foundation

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Cascadia Lands $4.3 Million for Stepping Up Seaweed Production and Processing.

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Cascadia Seaweed has received $4.3 million in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada to construct a 100 ha ocean farm and agrifeed processing facility in northern British Columbia.

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Ocean Investing Coming Into Focus

Nasdaq Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Oceans and other bodies of water cover a vast majority of Earth, but a case can be made that investors’ portfolios are too dry when it comes to sustainable ocean investing concepts.

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