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Seaweed As a Nature-Based Climate Solution Vision Statement

Ocean Stewardship Coalition, UN Global Compact Fisheries & Aquaculture

The purpose of this report is to position seaweed, or marine macroalgae, as a significant nature-based climate solution with large scaling potential that can directly sequester carbon and indirectly displace greenhouse gas emissions in numerous ways, with clear economic and ecological co-benefits that make it a form of “charismatic carbon” and a holistic nature-based climate solution.

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Harnessing the diversity of small-scale actors is key to the future of aquatic food systems

Short, R.E. et al., Nature Fisheries & Aquaculture

Concerns that the global food system is failing to deliver safe, nutritious, sustainable and equitable diets have intensified over the past decade, leading to calls for food system transformation.

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Aquatic foods to nourish nations

Golden, C.D. et al,, Nature Fisheries & Aquaculture

Despite contributing to healthy diets for billions of people, aquatic foods are often undervalued as a nutritional solution because their diversity is often reduced to the protein and energy value of a single food type (‘seafood’ or ‘fish’).

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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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B.C.’s marine tech sector is riding a wave of innovation

Dee Hon, BC Business Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

But our growing ocean economy faces stiff competition from overseas.

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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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The Seas Are Rising. Could Oysters Help?

Eric Klinenberg, The New Yorker Fisheries & Aquaculture

How a landscape architect is enlisting nature to defend our coastal cities against climate change—and doing it on the cheap.

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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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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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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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Assessing the spatial burden of harmful fisheries subsidies

Skerritt, D.J. & Sumaila, UR., Fisheries Economics Research Unit / Oceana Fisheries & Aquaculture

For years we have known that governments subsidize fishing by their own fleets in the waters of other nations. But we did not know exactly where those dollars were destined, making it hard to determine a cumulative footprint for foreign subsidy spending in coastal state waters.

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Habitat value of bivalve shellfish and seaweed aquaculture for fish and invertebrates: Pathways, synthesis and next steps

Theuerkauf, SJ et al., Reviews in Aquaculture Fisheries & Aquaculture

Aquaculture can have negative environmental impacts, adding to the suite of anthropogenic stressors that challenge coastal ecosystems. However, a growing body of scientific evidence indicates that the commercial cultivation of bivalve shellfish and seaweed can deliver valuable ecosystem goods and services, including provision of new habitats for fish and mobile invertebrate species.

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