Quick Dips
Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

How can a floating fort help produce more sustainable seafood?

Amanda Gokee, Boston Globe Fisheries & Aquaculture

Anchored just a stone’s throw off the New Hampshire coast, the structure is used to raise fish at sea alongside kelp and mussels — a trio researchers say can benefit the ocean and the local economy.

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As aquaculture hits historic highs, let’s ensure sustainability is prioritized (commentary)

Erika Feller, Mongabay Fisheries & Aquaculture

The latest State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture Report indicates that for the first time ever, nations are farming more seafood than they’re catching.

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The Importance of Seaweed: a cultural and environmental shift

One Ocean Foundation Fisheries & Aquaculture

Seaweed's hidden potential: a solution for health, sustainability, and innovation.

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UN report reveals aquaculture is now the largest source of aquatic food production – can the sector continue to scale sustainably?

Ocean 14 Capital Fisheries & Aquaculture

Aquaculture produced an unprecedented 130.9 million tonnes of aquatic animal products, surpassing capture fisheries for the first time.

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World Bank releases investment guide for developing sustainable aquaculture

Responsible Seafood Advocate Fisheries & Aquaculture

The World Bank has released The Global Aquabusiness Investment Guide, a framework to navigate the world’s fastest-growing food sector. 

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Global farmed fish production overtakes wild catch for first time

Susannah Savage, Financial Times Fisheries & Aquaculture

UN agency says aquaculture boom will boost food security but critics say it harms fragile marine ecosystems.

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Can alternative proteins protect the ocean from overfishing?

Naomi Clark-Shen & Kathlyn Tan, Eco-Business Fisheries & Aquaculture

As the sea is emptied of life to feed a growing human population, innovation in protein sources holds promise in diverting seafood production away from the ocean.
 

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Kelp is on the way

Eugene Klerk, Economist Impact Fisheries & Aquaculture

Harnessing seaweed’s potential can generate benefits across a wide range of the UN’s SDGs as well as generate returns for businesses and investors - writes Eugene Klerk, head of ESG research at Standard Chartered

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Ocean technology hub AltaSea blooms on San Pedro waterfront

Roger Vincent, Yahoo Tech Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

A moon shot to make Southern California an international leader in the "blue economy" is taking shape in San Pedro as a $30-million renovation of three historic waterfront warehouses nears completion.

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Hatch Blue secures $10 million to invest in next round of startups

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Sustainable aquaculture investor Hatch Blue has announced that it has now secured $10 million for its second accelerator investment vehicle.

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Beyond the Blue Horizon

Rachel Lim, Impact Entrepreneur Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

How technologies can play a critical role in protecting and restoring marine health.

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Why VCs should be diving into the blue bioeconomy

Sadia Nowshin, Sifted Fisheries & Aquaculture

VCs are all over climate tech — but there’s untapped potential hiding in the oceans.

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How to scale the seaweed industry sustainably

World Ocean Summit & Expo, Economist Impact Fisheries & Aquaculture

This session at the 11th annual World Ocean Summit explored how to create a sustainable pathway for scaling the seaweed industry to realise these diverse benefits.

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Ocean issues show why multilateral cooperation still matters: WEF president

Audrey Tan, The Straits Times Fisheries & Aquaculture

The past decades have not been great for the oceans, we have continued to pollute and expose the oceans to environmental risks. Now is the time to agree on preserving and investing in the oceans.

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Food glorious blue foods

Chris Gorell Barnes, Economist Impact Fisheries & Aquaculture

The ocean is a critical player as both a source of environmentally sustainable and regenerative proteins and as an integral solution to mitigating the effects of the climate crisis. 

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How Marine Conservation Startups Are Saving Our Oceans

Dominque 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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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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EU Announces $3.71 Billion Investment in Ocean Sustainability

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, Eco Watch Fisheries & Aquaculture

The announcement was made at the Our Ocean Conference in Greece and is the largest pledge by the EU since the conference began a decade ago

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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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