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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., 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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Mismatches in scale between highly mobile marine megafauna and marine protected areas

Conners, M. et al.

Despite most home ranges of mobile marine megafauna being much larger than existing MPAs, we demonstrate how benefits from MPAs are still likely to accrue by targeting seasonal aggregations and critical life history stages and through other management techniques.

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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

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


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 Plastics & Pollution

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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The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022: Towards Blue Transformation

FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 presents updated and verified statistics of the sector and analyses its international policy context and selected high-impact actions undertaken to accelerate international efforts in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The 9th annual World Ocean Summit Virtual Week

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist

Ocean leaders and industry experts at the 9th World Ocean Summit showcased how a number of sectors are already taking measures to preserve ocean health and build a thriving, sustainable blue economy.

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Special report: collaborating for sustainable change to achieve 2030 goals

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group

The ultimate deep dive into ocean challenges and opportunities for collective action, from [The World Ocean Initiative's] March 2022 event.

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Turning the Tide: Recommended exclusions

UNEP Finance Initiative

This document provides an overview of the recommended activities to exclude from financing in the sustainable blue economy, based on market-first Turning the Tide guidance for financial institutions.

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Ocean Disclosure Initiative

One Ocean Foundation

The objective of this report is to introduce the steps taken to develop the Ocean Disclosure Initiative (ODI), a science-based framework and methodology aimed at supporting businesses from all industries in taking action on ocean-related issues.

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Breaking the Plastic Wave - Summary Report

The Pew Charitable Trusts & SYSTEMIQ Plastics & Pollution

A comprehensive assessment of pathways towards stopping ocean plastic pollution.

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Newday AHOY Tidal Summary

Newday Impact Investing

The Fund is an actively-managed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) that seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in equity securities of Ocean Health Companies.

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Navigating Ocean Risk: Value at Risk in the Global Blue Economy

WWF and Metabolic

In this report, WWF and Metabolic further develop the Value at Risk in the Blue Economy approach created in 2019.

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Blue carbon: The potential of coastal and oceanic climate action

Claes, J. et al., McKinsey & Company

Nature-based climate solutions in the world's oceans can play an important role in conservation and carbon abatement efforts worldwide.

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