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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Cell-based Eel Startup Boasts New Cultivation Tech

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Israeli food tech startup Forsea Foods has developed an innovative method for creating cell-cultured eel meat that relies on fewer growth factors.

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Dutch Seaweed Farmers Complete World’s First Offshore Mechanical Harvest

Peter Cluskey, The Irish Times Fisheries & Aquaculture

Dutch seaweed farmers complete world’s first offshore mechanical harvest. Feat marks first step towards large-scale development of commercial seaweed farms in North Sea, says farmers’ group.

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UNDP launches second cohort of Ocean Innovators

Sangita Khadka Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) introduces its second cohort of 10 ocean innovators.

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Seaweed pioneers sign deal to tackle dairy emissions

The Fish Site Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Blue Ocean Barns has contracted Blue Evolution for a project to commercialise large-scale farming of Asparagopsis taxiformis for their seaweed-based cattle feed supplement, Brominata.

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Bluu claims "Europe's first market-ready" cell-cultured seafood

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Bluu Seafood, the lab-cultivated seafood startup, claims to be the first company in Europe to have produced market‐ready products made from cultivated fish cells.

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New study suggests seafood retailers can protect biodiversity and profitability

Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

An increase in seafood sustainability matched with greater supply chain disclosure could improve the health of world's oceans while boosting the profitability of major retailers.

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Biden Administration targets funding for salmon recovery and restoration in U.S. West

NOAA Fisheries Fisheries & Aquaculture

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments will enhance critical recovery efforts.

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US startup Symbrosia has raised $7 million in new funding as it makes progress on its seaweed feed additive that reduces methane emissions from livestock.

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

US startup Symbrosia has raised $7 million in new funding as it makes progress on its seaweed feed additive that reduces methane emissions from livestock.

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Avant Meats raises $10.8 million for its cell-cultured seafood

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Hong Kong-based Avant Meats has raised $10.8 million in a Series A funding round led by S2G Ventures.

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Grow your own mussels: the new phenomenon of sea allotments

Richard Orange, The Guardian Fisheries & Aquaculture

Instead of a field, hundreds of Danish growers now share patches of the ocean – growing mussels, sea kelp and more.

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MSC's new fisheries standard unanimously approved by trustees

Chris Chase, Seafood Source Fisheries & Aquaculture

The MSC announced on 24 June its board of trustees unanimously approved the new version of the fisheries standard, which it has hailed as a “major achievement.”

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Can aquaculture businesses expect a “waterfall of capital”?

Rob Fletcher, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

While a “waterfall of capital” might come into the aquaculture sector in the near future, there’s a danger that it might not be sufficient to grow the sector in line with demands for blue foods.

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Aquatech projects land £1.1 million funding

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has pledged to support three projects that aim to deliver economic impact and reduce the environmental footprint of aquaculture, following its latest call for research initiatives.

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High hopes for seaweed and jackfruit faux fish fillet

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

The Cornish Seaweed Company has joined forces with a foodtech startup to launch the world’s first unbreaded jackfruit and seaweed fish fillet.

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How Fishing May Contribute to Climate Change

Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch Fisheries & Aquaculture

From coral bleaching to ocean acidification, there is lots of discussion about how the climate crisis harms marine life.

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Fish stocks can bounce back—here’s how

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Fisheries & Aquaculture

Experts at the 8th & 9th annual World Ocean summits presented clear pathways for future-proofing fish populations.

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West Coast Region Southern California Aquaculture Opportunity Area

NOAA Fisheries Fisheries & Aquaculture

On May 7, 2020, the White House issued an Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth (E.O. 13921), which directs the Secretary of Commerce to identify geographic areas containing locations suitable for commercial aquaculture.

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Novel seafood startup secures $1.3 million funding

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Deep technology fund Outset Ventures, Tangaroa Ventures, Steven Adams, Ngāti Hineuru, Lee Kum Kee Family Council Chairwoman Andrea Lee and PāuaCo are amongst the range of prominent investors.

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How data and tech can help combat illegal fishing

Alfredo Giron-Nava, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

The seafood industry has positioned itself as stewards to combat IUU fishing, but they are ill-equipped to fully monitor their supply chains.

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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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