Quick Dips
Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

To Better Fight Illegal Fishing, Governments Advance Information Sharing and Capacity Development

Dawn Borg Costanzi & Elaine Young, The Pew Charitable Trusts Fisheries & Aquaculture

Parties to the Port State Measures Agreement will use new platforms to coordinate efforts against illicit activity and strengthen fisheries health.

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Can you eat to save the climate?

Chiara Cecchini, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

From ready-made snacks to algae, cacti and grains, options for climate beneficial foods are increasing.

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Why the future of carbon should be blue

Emily Pidgeon, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

Mangroves protect coastlines, protect biodiversity and protect local livelihoods - yet humanity has failed to protect them.

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‘I can see the industry disappearing’: US fishermen sound alarm at plans for offshore wind

Maddie Stone, The Guardian Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Fishermen say their concerns, from safety issues to how offshore wind will alter the ocean environment, aren’t being meaningfully considered by regulators

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Assessing the ecosystem services of farmed shellfish

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

A new research project aims to quantify the ecosystem services provided by Ireland’s shellfish aquaculture sector.

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Mangroves Mitigate Effects of Climate Change Provide Local Economic Benefits

Jurgenne Primavera, The Pew Charitable Trusts Fisheries & Aquaculture

Pew marine fellow Jurgenne Primavera shares insights from decades spent studying and protecting these vital coastal habitats.

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Smart ways to help reduce bycatch and make oceans healthier

Johnny Wood, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

While the world’s growing appetite for seafood may be good news for the fishing industry, overfishing is endangering some marine species and driving others to the verge of extinction.

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Land-based salmon farming: key investment considerations

Tanja Hoel & Dylan Howell, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Two of the team from Hatch Innovation Services* reflect on the key considerations to make before investing in land-based salmon farming.

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The app that's helping a new generation of Filipino fish and shrimp farmers

Rob Fletcher, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

An app designed to help aquaculture operators in the Philippines with their feeding regimes, fish health and to connect with suppliers, is being well received by the country’s farmers.

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Algae roast anyone? Our changing tastes could help save planet

Chris Smyth, The Times Fisheries & Aquaculture

Britain must become a global centre for meat alternatives such as edible algae and fermented protein, according to the national food strategy.

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Revolutionising the aquaculture industry using soy-based feed

Innovation News Network Fisheries & Aquaculture

Courtney Knupp of the U.S. Soybean Export Council speaks to Innovation News Network about how U.S. Soy can breathe new life into the aquaculture industry, improve sustainability, and enable growth.

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How effective is aquaculture at enhancing wild fish stocks?

Prof C Greg Lutz, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Aquaculture is used to help enhance wild stocks of nearly 200 aquatic species around the world, but these programmes have had mixed results.

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Fulfilling seaweed's full taste potential

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

A new project that is creating a new range of snacks made from and with kelp has reported good progress, although there are still some hurdles to overcome before seaweed is more widely consumed in the West.

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Bringing RAS to the people

Rob Fletcher, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

According to Jeff Cheng, recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) don’t need to be used for high value species or purely by large corporations, but are well within the grasp of relatively small aquaculture players, producing a wide range of species.

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Billions in fishing subsidies finance social, ecological harm, report finds

Elizabeth Claire Alberts, Mongabay Fisheries & Aquaculture

A new report shows that the world’s top fishing nations are using subsidies worth billions of dollars to exploit the high seas and the waters of other nations, including some of the world’s least-developed countries.

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The scientists fighting to save the ocean’s most important carbon capture system

Lucy Sherriff, The Washington Post Fisheries & Aquaculture

The population of kelp forests, which help clean the air, has fallen dramatically. That has environmentalists worried.

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Is it time to begin rewilding the seas?

Helen Scales, The Guardian Fisheries & Aquaculture

From giant clams to zebra shark, marine biologists want to replace lost and vanishing species at sea but face unique obstacles – not least rampant overfishing

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From Maine’s warming waters, kelp emerges as a potentially lucrative cash crop

Janelle Nanos, Boston Globe Fisheries & Aquaculture

With warming oceans threatening lobstering, kelp farming could become a major industry.

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These Pacific islands have an innovative scheme to prevent overfishing in their waters

Sean Fleming, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

This group of Pacific island nations banded together to fight back and win – for themselves and for fish stocks.

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Why New England is going wild for wet weeds

The Economist Fisheries & Aquaculture

Kelp helps farmers’ wallets and the world.

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