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Are we farming the right species?

Despite their modest position relative to the rest of the food chain, seaweed, sea squirts or shellfish, might just hold the key to sustainable seafood farming. The most commonly farmed …

Fraud in the supply chain

It might be easy to recognise a chicken from a pigeon, but it’s not that easy when it comes to distinguishing haddock from cod filet. And that’s one of the …

Welcome to week 2

Welcome to the second week of the course. This week we will explore the following topics: The barriers to sustainable wild-capture fisheries The challenges of aquaculture management The consequences of …

Most consumed seafood

Which seafood is consumed in largest quantities around the world and how has it changed over time? Over the past 50 years, annual global consumption of seafood products per capita …

Societal impact on communities

The harmful consequences of overexploitation and ineffective management of fisheries are not only environmental, but also economic and social. When waters become depleted of resources, coastal communities start to suffer.[1] …

Digitalised tools and tech solutions

In this step, we present you with an interview with a fish health data analyst from Manolin. We discussed with her the increasing value of data in aquaculture, and how …

Decline of resources

We’re eating more fish than ever. Global production of fish and seafood has quadrupled in just half a century, and the reason is not only population growth.[1] The global consumption …

Environmental impact on the oceans

According to the most widely used mathematical model to estimate the health of fish stocks, fishing is sustainable if it allows fish populations to remain constant, in equilibrium. In other …

Increasing demand

Which species are we eating? We are currently in what some have dubbed “The Blue Acceleration”. This refers to the exponential expansion of humans into the oceans and blue spaces …

Harmful algal blooms and human health

Phytoplankton is the collective name for free-floating microscopic marine organisms that are found throughout the world’s lakes and oceans. Although microscopic in size, phytoplankton underpins all life on earth: these …

Stakeholder’s mapping

As we’ve explored in the previous step, the seafood value chain is complex, transboundary, and relies on a wide variety of stakeholders to provide the seafood choices we see on …