Only 6-7 percent of the protein currently consumed by humans originates from aquatic sources. Given global population growth and the potential to produce food more sustainably in the oceans than on land, this must change.*
In order for the seaweed industry to thrive and grow sustainably, it needs to be self-sustaining and market-driven, not reliant on the possibility of blue carbon credits, according to Briana Warner, CEO of Atlantic Sea Farms.
As Project Sea Dragon comes one step closer to lift-off, The Fish Site assesses the potential impacts – both positive and negative – that it’s likely to have on the social, economic and environmental fabric of two remote regions of Australia.
Prof Sandy Shumway, one of the most eminent shellfish specialists in North America, discusses her new book, her dream shellfish farming locations and why she’s increasingly convinced of the myriad benefits that shellfish aquaculture brings.
Carlos Diaz, CEO of BioMar, explains the logic behind the company’s ambitious new 2030 sustainability goals and muses on how the company – and the wider aquaculture industry – is likely to grow in the coming decades.
Martin Welch, co-founder of KelpCrofting and inventor of the KelpRing cleaner fish hide, discusses the huge range of benefits that can be brought about by small-scale seaweed farming in the North Atlantic and beyond.