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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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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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Our Ocean Is Choking on Plastic—But It’s a Problem We Can Solve

Winnie Lau, The Pew Charitable Trusts Plastics & Pollution

A new analytical tool can show the main sources of plastic pollution and help governments determine how to best reduce the amount that is reaching the ocean.

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IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Working Group III, IPCC Energy Solutions

Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change.

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Rewarding Conservation Efficiency in Marine Protected Areas

Planet Tracker

Potentially 70% or more of MPAs fall short of their conservation goals.

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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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Behavioral responses to predatory sounds predict sensitivity of cetaceans to anthropogenic noise within a soundscape of fear

Miller et al Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Why are some species more averse to anthropogenic noise disturbances than others?

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ESG Explainer: The Blue Economy

Heather McKenzie, ESG Investor

With the global economy heavily reliant on ocean health, a sustainable future is paramount.

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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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Blue Carbon in the United Kingdom: Understanding and developing the opportunity

Blue Marine Foundation

This report authored by Blue Marine Foundation and the University of Exeter therefore provides a clear introduction to blue carbon, a marine naturebased solution with multiple benefits for our climate, biodiversity and coastal communities.

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Diving Deep: New Guidance on Finance, Ocean Pollution, Plastics and Coastal Resilience

UNEP FI

New guidance launched today by UNEP FI provides banks, insurers, and investors with a science-based, actionable toolkit to align their decision-making with a healthy ocean and accelerate the sustainable transformation of critical marine sectors.

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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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IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Working Group II, IPCC

Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.

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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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Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States

Sweet, W.V, et al., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

The Sea Level Rise Technical Report provides the most up-to-date sea level rise projections available for all U.S. states and territories; decision-makers will look to it for information.

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