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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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Norwegian Sea ecoregion – Aquaculture Overview

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Fisheries & Aquaculture

Aquaculture is an important industry for coastal communities in the ecoregion. In the past, industry growth has been governed by profitability concerns; currently, however, environmental concerns are governing aquaculture developments. Competing interests from other human activity sectors and recreational uses in coastal areas is changing the outlook for the industry.

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The unspoken challenges of blue carbon

Megan Howell, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Blue carbon is emerging as a new conservation game-changer and climate mitigation strategy, but practitioners say that investors and policymakers should think twice before they fall for the hype.

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Going Deep Into Oyster Country

Myles Poydras, The New York Times Fisheries & Aquaculture

From coastal Virginia to New York and New Orleans, a writer delves into the history and lore surrounding the shellfish, with a focus on the role African Americans have played over the years.

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Refuting Marine Aquaculture Myths, Unfounded Criticisms, and Assumptions

Zajicek, P., et al., Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture Fisheries & Aquaculture

Sustainable domestic aquaculture development is a critical component to achieving greater U.S. seafood security in the future, yet detrimental allegations have corrupted public support.

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Kick-starting the Caribbean's seaweed farming sector

Rob Fletcher, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Phil Cruver, former CEO of Catalina Sea Ranch, explains why he’s now focusing his attentions on producing food-grade seaweed in the Caribbean, using a unique, submersible system.

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Abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear ‘ghost nets’ are increasing through time in Northern Australia

Hardesty, B.D. et al., Marine Pollution Bulletin Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution

The GoC acts as a sink for ghost nets that originate from regional fishing activities. Despite multijurisdictional management efforts, increasing net numbers shows high regional input of ALDFG.  

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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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