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The Global Startup Ecosystem Report: Blue Economy Edition

Startup Genome

This report looks at the current state of startup activity and related investment in the Blue Economy, with valuable information for founders, investors, and policymakers.

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NOAA Launches Inaugural Five-Year Aquaculture Plan

NOAA Fisheries & Aquaculture

NOAA has published its first-ever 5-year aquaculture plan - guided by four key priorities - this week, in a bid to guide the agency’s work from 2023-2028.


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Answering Critical Questions About Sinking Macroalgae For Carbon Dioxide Removal A Research Framework To Investigate Sequestration Efficacy And Environmental Impacts

Ocean Visions, MBARI

Answering critical questions about sinking macroalgae for carbon dioxide removal. A research framework to investigate sequestration efficacy and environmental impacts.

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How to Trace $600 Billion

François Mosnier, Planet Tracker Fisheries & Aquaculture

A new report explores whether 100% sea-to-plate traceable seafood is a viable reality, finds that only 29% of global production is currently traceability-ready, outlines what it would take to achieve 100%, and what the implications would be for the industry at large.

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How Much Carbon Dioxide Goes From the Air Into the Oceans?

Leonie Esters, Brian Ward, Frontiers for Young Minds

Results from a study during which ocean turbulence and atmospheric and oceanic CO2 were meassured with instruments installed on a ship.

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The Tide Turns Toward Renewable Aquaculture Gear

Meg Wilcox, Civil Eats Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution

Rather than relying solely on plastic equipment, shellfish and seaweed growers are embracing biodegradable alternatives.

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A Kelp Farmer's Guide to Blue Carbon

Megan Howell, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

A kelp farmer's guide to blue carbon

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5 Ocean Startups Transforming the Future of Marine Conservation

Anthony de Freitas, Startup Savant Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

A roundup of 5 ocean startups transforming the future of marine conservation.

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Delegates Come Close, But Fail Again to Clinch High Seas Protection Treaty

Elizabeth Fitt, Monga Bay Fisheries & Aquaculture

Monga Bay breaks down negotiation happenings for the high seas protection treaty

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Ocean Conservation: A Traveler’s Complete Guide

Ashley Hubbard, Impact Travel Alliance Tourism

Travel guide for sustainable ocean travel.

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The wave power generator experts say 'proves ocean energy can work' is already powering Australian homes

Jessica Moran, AMP News Energy Solutions

For the first time in Australia's history, a wave energy converter trial has successfully generated energy from the chaotic and wild ocean waves to power homes.

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Artificial intelligence and automated monitoring for assisting conservation of marine ecosystems: A perspective

Ditria, E. et al., Frontiers in Marine Science Fisheries & Aquaculture

An automated approach facilitated by artificial intelligence (AI) provides conservation managers with a toolkit that can help alleviate a number of these issues by reducing the monitoring bottlenecks and long-term costs of monitoring.

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ESG Reports Aren’t a Replacement for Real Sustainability

Tensie Whelan, Harvard Business Review

A predictable backlash against ESG investing has arrived, with right wing politicians attacking ESG investors for promoting what they see as a “woke” agenda, and the SEC cracking down on “ESG-washing” by asset managers.

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State of the Ocean Report 2022: Pilot Edition

UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

This pilot edition of the State of the Ocean Report (StOR) was proposed and developed to demonstrate the feasibility of keeping the world up to date on the current state of the ocean.

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BrightTALK: Investing in Sustainable Seafood

Dennis Fritsch, UNEP FI on Fisheries & Aquaculture

Investors need to understand the potential risks associated with ‘business as usual’ in the seafood sector and seek opportunities to play a role in supporting the transition towards sustainable seafood finance.

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Spotlighting Women-Led Fisheries Livelihoods Toward Sustainable Coastal Governance: The Estuarine and Mangrove Ecosystem Shellfisheries of West Africa

Chuku, E.O., et al Frontiers in Marine Science Fisheries & Aquaculture

The observation of an across-the-region presence of estuarine and mangrove ecosystems with several harvested species of socio-economic importance to women harvesters and their households signals the feasibility of women-led shellfisheries as an avenue for an integrated approach to sustainable management of these systems in West Africa.

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How scientists are working to restore the world’s embattled kelp forests

Elizabeth Devitt, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

Global interest in studying seaweed for food, carbon storage and other uses could help improve wild kelp restoration methods.

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Saltwater Farming

Arno Van't Hoog, Wageningen University Fisheries & Aquaculture

Adapting crops and farming systems is now a crucial task for agricultural science.

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A global horizon scan of issues impacting marine and coastal biodiversity conservation

Herbert-Read, J.E., Thornton, A., Amon, D.J. et al., Nat Ecol Evol

The biodiversity of marine and coastal habitats is experiencing unprecedented change.

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Connecting Marine Protected Areas Can Improve Ocean Health

Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy, PEW

By linking their MPAs, regions could build climate resilience, reverse biodiversity loss, and support communities.

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