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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

NOAA identifies prime places for aquaculture

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

NOAA has released two Atlases compiling the best available science to inform the identification of Aquaculture Opportunity Areas (AOAs) in the Gulf of Mexico and Southern California.

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How a New Program Is Restoring Oyster Populations

Carol Kaufmann, The Pew Charitable Trusts Fisheries & Aquaculture

A creative collaboration taps unused oysters to help clean up New York Harbor.

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New Tool Helps Seafood Businesses Fight Illegal Fishing

Kristine Beran & Huw Thomas, The Pew Charitable Trusts Fisheries & Aquaculture

Users can verify source of fish—and hold suppliers to fair labor standards.

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Cop26: Oceanographer Sylvia Earle calls for industrial fishing ban on high seas

Dan Collyns, The Guardian Fisheries & Aquaculture

Ending unsustainable commercial exploitation of the Earth’s ‘blue heart’ is as vital as curbing fossil fuel use, says pioneering biologist.

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Aqua-Spark plans investment in Africa’s catfish producersShem Oirere

Shem Oirere, Seafood Source Fisheries & Aquaculture

Aquaculture investment fund Aqua-Spark has announced plans to invest in catfish-producing companies in sub-Saharan-African markets as part of its strategy to support the growth of the region’s aquaculture industry.

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Misconceptions about offshore aquaculture refuted in new paper

Rob Fletcher, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

The offshore aquaculture sector has faced dogged criticism that undermines public support, but a new paper addresses many of these misconceptions and outlines the industry’s role in shoring up food security in the United States.

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Latin American countries join reserves to create vast marine protected area

Dan Collyns, The Guardian Fisheries & Aquaculture

Four Pacific-facing Latin American nations have committed to joining their marine reserves to form one interconnected area, creating one of the world’s richest pockets of ocean biodiversity.

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The stage is set for seaweed startup success

Rob Fletcher, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Europe’s growing band of seaweed producers could be generating revenues of €2.7 billion and providing 85,000 jobs by 2030.

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Stop overfishing or we’ll buy elsewhere, top UK fish firm warns European states

Karen McVeigh, The Guardian Fisheries & Aquaculture

Young’s Seafood joins calls for sustainable quotas of mackerel, herring and blue whiting to be agreed in line with scientific advice.

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Sharks and rays are in free fall: More than one-third are threatened with extinction from overfishing

VanderWright, W. et al., The Conversation Fisheries & Aquaculture

Sharks, rays and chimeras are now the second-most threatened vertebrate group, after amphibians. In a recent study, we found that over one-third of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction.

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Algae sex could save corals from climate change

Mike Williams, Futurity/WEF Fisheries & Aquaculture

A new study shows the algae that are important to corals are able to reproduce through sex. 

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Tuna Fishing and Retail Groups Join Pew in Encouraging Ratification of Crew Safety Treaty

Kristine Beran, The Pew Charitable Trusts Fisheries & Aquaculture

Cape Town Agreement would lower risks in one of world’s most dangerous professions and curtail illegal fishing.

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World Octopus Day IG Live

Investable Oceans Fisheries & Aquaculture

We were thrilled to host @Octonation founder and octopus fan #1 Warren Carlyle @octowarren to celebrate one of our favorite cephalopods! We talked about how amazing octopuses are, why people love them, and what’s in store for the future.

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Countries Must Adopt Ecosystem-Focused Management for Northeast Atlantic Fisheries

Jean-Christophe Vandevelde & Ashley Wilson, The Pew Charitable Trusts Fisheries & Aquaculture

Failures show need for precautionary catch limits and sustainable strategy for mackerel, herring, and blue whiting.

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'Living seawalls' bring back biodiversity to Sydney Harbour

James and Redmayne, Jill Gralow, Reuters Fisheries & Aquaculture

About 50% of the natural shore of the harbour has been transformed by seawalls and pilings, which do not support biodiversity the same way a natural coastline would.

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How aquaculture can contribute to climate-friendly food systems

Bente E Torstensen & Øyvind Fylling-Jensen, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Only 6-7 percent of the protein currently consumed by humans originates from aquatic sources. Given global population growth and the potential to produce food more sustainably in the oceans than on land, this must change.

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Bringing Blue Food to the Policy Table: Highlights from the U.N. Food Systems Summit

Blue Food Assessment Fisheries & Aquaculture

Last week, the first-ever United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) brought together community leaders, national delegates, nutrition experts, and civil society experts to spark a global food system transformation.

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A $10 million initiative to turn agricultural waste into aquafeeds

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

A new $9.8 million aquaculture research centre is being developed at Deakin University in order to produce novel feed ingredients for the industry.

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Why there's no need to wait for blue carbon

Rob Fletcher, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

In order for the seaweed industry to thrive and grow sustainably, it needs to be self-sustaining and market-driven, not reliant on the possibility of blue carbon credits, according to Briana Warner, CEO of Atlantic Sea Farms.

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11 innovations shaping global food systems from the water

Emily Kelly, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

UpLink, a platform for scaling innovation, unveils its third cohort of ocean innovators.

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