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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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The case for seaweed subsidies

Rob Fletcher, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

GreenWave’s pilot seaweed subsidies programme can “prime the pump” for meaningful volumes of kelp to be grown in the US, according to Bren Smith, helping to provide livelihoods and ecosystem services in equal measure.

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Kelp (Saccharina latissima) Mitigates Coastal Ocean Acidification and Increases the Growth of North Atlantic Bivalves in Lab Experiments and on an Oyster Farm

Young, C.S. et al., Frontiers in Marine Science Fisheries & Aquaculture

Coastal zones can be focal points of acidification where the influx of atmospheric CO2 can be compounded by additional sources of acidity that may collectively impair calcifying organisms.

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The Transformative Power of Digital Aquatech

Aqua-Spark Fisheries & Aquaculture

This Report provides you with an overview of the digital aquatech investment landscape, a series of inspiring interviews with CEOs of Aqua-Spark’s digital aquatech portfolio companies, and a set of in-depth chapters on different segments of digital aquaculture technology.

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Signature of climate‑induced changes in seafood species served in restaurants

John‑Paul Ng & William W. L. Cheung, Environ Biol Fish Fisheries & Aquaculture

Climate change is causing shifts in biogeography of marine species, towards higher latitude, deeper waters, or following local temperature gradients.

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Policy Recommendations For a More Circular Aquaculture

Balsells, S. et al., iFishIENCi Fisheries & Aquaculture

New iFishIENCi report on circular aquaculture features four key policy reccomendations. 

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Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)

Celia Konowe, Marine Technology News Fisheries & Aquaculture

To Clear the Air, Look Beneath the Waves.

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Facilitating development of the seaweed cultivation industry in Scotland

Kyla Orr, Marine Ecological Consulting Fisheries & Aquaculture

Seaweed farming is a new industry in Scotland, and is predicted to expand rapidly over the next 5-10 years.

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Aquaculture and Nature-based Solutions

R. le Gouvello, et al., IUCN Fisheries & Aquaculture

Identifying synergies between sustainable development of coastal communities, aquaculture, and marine and coastal conservation.

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Looking back at the One Ocean Summit: What commitments for the ocean?

Ocean & Climate Platform (OCP) Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution

After two days of discussions and debates, some 40 Heads of State and Government responded positively to the invitation of the President of the French Republic to commit for the ocean at the One Planet Summit for the Ocean in Brest.

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The underexplored potential of green macroalgae in aquaculture

Moreira, A. et al., Reviews in Aquaculture Fisheries & Aquaculture

Green macroalgae (Chlorophyta) currently represent a residual fraction (<1%) of global seaweed biomass production landings.

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Sustainable growth of non-fed aquaculture can generate valuable ecosystem benefits

Barrett, L.T. et al., Ecosystem Services Fisheries & Aquaculture

Investment in extractive or ‘non-fed’ aquaculture has been proposed as a partial solution for sustainable food provision. An important aspect is the potential for aquaculture-environment interactions to influence the provision of ecosystem services.

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Restorative Aquaculture for Nature and Communities

The Nature Conservancy Fisheries & Aquaculture

There is a pressing need to provide food for people within planetary limits—including new approaches that actively restore ecosystem health.

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Climate-Friendly Seafood: The Potential for Emissions Reduction and Carbon Capture in Marine Aquaculture

Jones, A.R. et al., BioScience Fisheries & Aquaculture

Mariculture products may offer a climate-friendly, high-protein food source, because they often have lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emission footprints than do the equivalent products farmed on land.

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Net illumination reduces fisheries bycatch, maintains catch value, and increases operational efficiency

Senko, J.F. et al., Current Biology Fisheries & Aquaculture

Illuminated gillnets reduce total discarded fisheries bycatch biomass. This includes decreases in elasmobranch, Humboldt squid, and finfish bycatch. 

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Impact Report: 5 Years of Blue Action

Blue Action Fund Fisheries & Aquaculture

The Blue Action Fund is celebrating its five-year anniversary by sharing inspirational stories of the projects and people impacted by our work to support ocean protection and sustainable coastal livelihoods.

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To Protect 30 Percent of the Ocean, the United States Must Invest in the National Marine Sanctuaries Program

Mirza, Z. et al., Center for American Progress Fisheries & Aquaculture

For the 50th anniversary of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, the United States must ensure that sanctuaries are able to fulfill their mandate of protecting the ocean and Great Lakes and preserving their cultural history.

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