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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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Navigating Ocean Risk: Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable Blue Economy

World Wildlife Fund

The ocean is being impacted by human activity, which is fast changing how ocean-dependent businesses operate within it.

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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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Doubling Down on Wicked Problems: Ocean ArtScience Collaborations for a Sustainable Future

Jung, J. et al., Frontiers in Marine Science

This article highlights the potential contributions of ArtScience collaborations and inquiries to meeting the challenges of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (UN Ocean Decade).

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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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Assessing Seafood Supply Chains: New Public-Private Partnership Will Support Companies in Assessing IUU Fishing Risks Using Vessel Data

World Economic Forum et al.

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is estimated to represent as much as 20% of catch worldwide, with losses to the global economy estimated at $10- 23.5 billion USD per year.

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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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Association of zoonotic protozoan parasites with microplastics in seawater and implications for human and wildlife health

Zhang, E. et al., Scientific Reports Plastics & Pollution

Plastics are widely recognized as a pervasive marine pollutant. Microplastics have been garnering increasing attention due to reports documenting their ingestion by animals, including those intended for human consumption.

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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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