Quick Dips
Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

How sustainable aquaculture can help meet the growing demand for blue food

Jim Leape & Hugh Welsh, World Economic Forum Fisheries & Aquaculture

Demand for blue food is expected to roughly double by 2050, which will have environmental and social implications.

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Looking back on WOS 2021: How ocean governance enables sustainability

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group

Sessions on governance at the 8th Annual World Ocean Summit debated transformations under way and challenges to come.

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A fresh approach to farming and funding for Indonesia's seaweed sector

Rob Fletcher, The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

A Singapore-based startup is looking to revolutionise South East Asia’s seaweed farming sector, by creating an innovative model that supports the entire value chain.

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North Sea Fossil Fuel Companies Plan to Invest More in Wind than Oil Drilling

Yale Environment 360 Energy Solutions

Exciting developments and interests in offshore wind sector for Scottland. 

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We know plastic pollution is bad – but how exactly is it linked to climate change?

Charlotte Edmond, World Economic Forum Plastics & Pollution

From the way plastics effect marine environments to how they are disposed of, here’s how they are adding to the climate change problem.

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Chemical pollution has passed safe limit for humanity, say scientists

Damian Carrington, The Guardian Plastics & Pollution

Study calls for cap on production and release as pollution threatens global ecosystems upon which life depends.

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How scientific research can enable stricter plastic pollution laws

Hannah Evans & David Obura, World Economic Forum Plastics & Pollution

A circular economy project in Africa is working with scientists to research the effects of plastic on the ocean.

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Bolsonaro backs “world’s largest” offshore aquaculture plan

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Forever Oceans has signed a deal with the Brazilian Government for what they claim is the “world’s largest offshore concession for sustainable seafood production”.

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It's time to shift to net-zero emissions plastics

Markus Steilemann, World Economic Forum Plastics & Pollution

Plastics play a big role in daily life - and in the technology that will power the green transition.

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2022 Brings New Conservation Challenges—and Opportunities

Jim Palardy, The PEW Charitable Trusts

Deep-sea mining, coastal wetland protection, and wildlife DNA analysis among issues likely to have global impact.

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Catching up with an Ocean Changemaker

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Shipping & Ports

Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) for carbon-neutral shipping? Challenge winner Casimir Morobé of Toqua tells us how winning has impacted his start-up.

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Indonesian aquaculture startup breaks records with $90 million raise

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Indonesian aquatech start-up eFishery* today announced that it has successfully closed a US$90 million Series C funding round, making it the largest fundraise by an aquaculture technology startup in the world.

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Antarctica’s unique ecosystem is threatened by invasive species ‘hitchhiking’ on ships

Arlie McCarthy, The Conversation Shipping & Ports

The best way to protect against this is to prevent any non-native species arriving in the first place.

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Meet Mr Trash Wheel – and the other new devices that eat river plastic

Russell Thomas, The Guardian Plastics & Pollution

From ‘bubble barriers’ to floating drones, a host of new projects aim to stop plastic pollution before it ever reaches the ocean.

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Hottest ocean temperatures in history recorded last year

Oliver Milman, The Guardian

Ocean heating driven by human-caused climate crisis, scientists say, in sixth consecutive year record has been broken.

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Warmer, oxygen-poor waters threaten world’s ‘most heavily exploited’ fish

Elizabeth Claire Alberts, Mongabay Fisheries & Aquaculture

A new report using core samples taken from the seabed has determined that the Humboldt Current system off the coast of Peru was home to smaller fish during the last interglacial period, 130,000 years ago.

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Growing Seaweed Fights Climate Change and Provides Food, Fertilizer and Fuel

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, EcoWatch Fisheries & Aquaculture

Seaweed, a term for the diverse group of large, nonflowering marine organisms known as algae, has a wide range of uses, from food and fertilizer to fuel.

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Private investors are crucial to the future of ESG. Here's how they can find their voice

Philipp Rickenbacher, World Economic Forum

Transparency, choice and trust are needed to unlock the power of private investors in shaping sustainability.

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World’s largest coal port to be 100% powered by renewable energy

Royce Kurmelovs, The Guardian Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Port of Newcastle says move is part of plan to decarbonise the business by 2040 and ‘we don’t really have a choice’.

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How to prevent mass extinction in the ocean using AI, robots and 3D printers

Saleem Mustafa, World Economic Forum

Saving the ocean will require a firm commitment from maritime countries that deploys a mix of several approaches.

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