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BlueInvest: new investor report features an ocean of investment opportunities in the sustainable blue economy

European Commission Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Today, the European Commission is unveiling a new investor report, on the occasion of the BlueInvest Day 2023.

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Four Ways Blue Foods Can Help Food System Ambitions Across Nations

Crona, B.I., et al., Nature Fisheries & Aquaculture

Blue foods, sourced in aquatic environments, are important for the economies, livelihoods, nutritional security and cultures of people in many nations.

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Biocredits to Finance Nature and People

Anna Ducros and Paul Steele, UNDP Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Biodiversity is degrading at alarming rates, and people living in biodiversity-rich areas often bear the heaviest costs of biodiversity loss and inequitable conservation efforts. Biodiversity credits, or ‘biocredits’, are emerging as a tradeable unit of biodiversity that can incentivise nature conservation and restoration to benefit marginalised groups living with nature.

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Assessing the Financial Links to Natural Capital

Goldman Sachs Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

A new report by Goldman Sachs explores how biodiversity is the cornerstone around which most sustainability objectives sit and an area which corporations and investors will likely pay increased attention in order to meet sustainability and economic goals.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 vital roles of blue foods in the global food system

Tigchelaar, M. et al., Global Food Security Fisheries & Aquaculture

Blue foods play a central role in food and nutrition security for billions of people and are a cornerstone of the livelihoods, economies, and cultures of many coastal and riparian communities.

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California shellfish farmers: Perceptions of changing ocean conditions and strategies for adaptive capacity

Ward, M. et al., Ocean & Coastal Management Fisheries & Aquaculture

Shellfish growers were interviewed about their experiences with environmental change.

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Innovative Fish Farms Aim to Feed the Planet, Save Jobs and Clean Up an Industry’s Dirty Reputation

Ellen Ruppel Shell, Scientific American Fisheries & Aquaculture

From giant land-based salmon tanks to submersible shellfish platforms, experiments in aquaculture are dotting Maine’s coasts.

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Expanding ocean food production under climate change

Free, C.M. et al., Nature Fisheries & Aquaculture

As the human population and demand for food grow, the ocean will be called on to provide increasing amounts of seafood. Although fsheries reforms and advances in ofshore aquaculture (hereafter ‘mariculture’) could increase production, the true future of seafood depends on human responses to climate change.

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