What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business

Tatiana Schlossberg, New York Times Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business
Running Tide

There are a number of efforts in the “blue economy,” a term used to describe sustainable commercial activity on the oceans, seas and coasts. Blue Economy entrepreneurs are trying to prove that ocean conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration can be good for business, especially as global shipping, aquaculture and the appetite for wild seafood increases around the world.

Groups like Running Tide use a combination of robotics, sensors and machine learning to build aquaculture operations that seed oyster reefs and clam beds along the shoreline, and restore kelp forests and sea grass, to help the coastal ecosystem by bringing back biodiversity and improving water quality, among other benefits.

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