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Krilling for Oil

Richa Syal, Environmental Reporting Collective Fisheries & Aquaculture

Conservationists are sounding the alarm over the international race to exploit the Antarctic's krill swarms.

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In-Depth 92-Page Introduction to Tilapia in Sub-Saharan Africa

Willem van der Pijl, Aqua-Spark Fisheries & Aquaculture

We at Aqua-Spark believe that aquaculture production will have to accelerate and have identified tilapia to be the fish to do so: it’s scalable and it’s healthy, sustainable, and affordable.

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French Polynesia Case Study

IUCN Fisheries & Aquaculture

Sustainable Use, Mariculture and Conservation of Giant Clams in the Marine Regulated Fishing Area of Reao Atoll, Tuamotu.

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‘It’s a miracle crop’: the pioneers pushing the powers of seaweed

Alexandra Talty, The Guardian Fisheries & Aquaculture

Kelp can clean New York’s polluted waters, tackle climate change and is sustainable – but growers need a law change first.

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Enhancing the heat tolerance of reef-building corals to future warming

Howells, E.J. et al., Science Advances Fisheries & Aquaculture

Reef-building corals thriving in extreme thermal environments may provide genetic variation that can assist the evolution of populations to rapid climate warming. However, the feasibility and scale of genetic improvements remain untested despite ongoing population declines from recurrent thermal stress events.

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Collaborative Pathways between Philanthropy and Development Aid in the Sprint to 2030

John Virdin, Our Shared Seas

The role of “ocean aid” in achieving global targets for ocean conservation and sustainable use by 2030.

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Evaluation of nutrient bioextraction by seaweed and shellfish aquaculture in Korea

Park, J.S. et al, World Aquaculture Society Fisheries & Aquaculture

Although Korea is third in seaweed production and second in shellfish production globally, this is the first study evaluating ecosystem services of seaweed and shellfish aquaculture in Korea.

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Impact Investing in a Sustainable Ocean and Global Fisheries

Our Shared Seas Fisheries & Aquaculture

The purpose of this essay is to better understand the current state and future of sustainable investing in the ocean and fisheries.

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AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

IPCC Energy Solutions

The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.

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Blue Carbon: A New Frontier for Ocean Conservation?

Blue Marine Foundation Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

The emerging topic of blue carbon could play a huge role in the future protection and restoration of the ocean.

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Challenging the Need for Deep Seabed Mining From the Perspective of Metal Demand, Biodiversity, Ecosystems Services, and Benefit Sharing

Miller, K.A. et al., Frontiers in Marine Science Energy Solutions

The extraction of minerals from the seabed of the deep oceans is of increasing interest to investors, mining companies and some coastal states.

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The State of the World's Mangroves

Global Mangrove Alliance Fisheries & Aquaculture

The State of the World’s Mangroves provides the very latest information on what we know about mangroves and what’s being done to support these magnificent habitats.

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The truth behind corporate climate pledges

Jocelyn Timperley, The Guardian Energy Solutions

Facing a reckoning over their contribution to the climate emergency, companies are coming out with a record number of pledges.

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Blue ticked off: the controversy over the MSC fish ‘ecolabel’

Karen McVeigh, The Guardian Fisheries & Aquaculture

The MSC’s coveted blue tick is the world’s biggest, and some say best, fishery ecolabel. So why is it in the headlines – and does it really do what it says on the tin?

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Direct and ancillary benefits of ecosystem based fisheries management in forage fish fisheries

Sanchirico, J.N. & Essington, T.E., Ecological Applications Fisheries & Aquaculture

In this research, we investigate the potential economic and ecological gains from adopting ecosystem-based approaches for the sardine and anchovy fisheries off of the coast of California.

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Micronutrient supply from global marine fisheries under climate change and overfishing

Maire, E. et al., Current Biology Fisheries & Aquaculture

Global marine fisheries yields are threatened by climate change and overfishing, yet understanding of how these stressors affect the nutrients available from fisheries is lacking.

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Predicted Shifts in the Distributions of Atlantic Reef-Building Corals in the Face of Climate Change

Principe, S.C. et al., Frontiers Fisheries & Aquaculture

With climate change, many coral species are experiencing shifts in their distributions, threatening the preservation of coral reefs.

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The blue carbon wealth of nations

Bertram, C. et al., Nature Climate Change Energy Solutions

Carbon sequestration and storage in mangroves, salt marshes and seagrass meadows is an essential coastal ‘blue carbon’ ecosystem service for climate change mitigation.

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Toward the Detection and Imaging of Ocean Microplastics With a Spaceborne Radar

Madeline C. Evans & Christopher S. Ruf, IEEE Xplore Plastics & Pollution

Most direct measurements come from plankton net trawling made in these regions; concentrations in other regions have been estimated by microplastic transport models that depend on large-scale ocean circulation patterns. However, global measurements of microplastic distribution and its temporal variability are lacking.

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Ocean Literacy within the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable development: A Framework for Action

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Ocean Literacy efforts can contribute to progress in all of the Ocean Decade Challenges by encouraging an informed society that values the ocean and takes action to overcome such challenges.

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