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This summer, consider sustainable seafood

GreenBiz Group

July 23, 2021

Summer makes me nostalgic for seafood. As a kid, our annual family vacation to Croatia was my favorite time of the year. I spent my days snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, strolling through quaint markets and eating lots of seafood.  But those days are long gone. Seafood hasn’t been part of my diet after learning about the detrimental effects of overfishing on our oceans,

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Agriculture & Food, Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture


This summer, consider sustainable seafood

GreenBiz Group

July 23, 2021

Summer makes me nostalgic for seafood. As a kid, our annual family vacation to Croatia was my favorite time of the year. I spent my days snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, strolling through quaint markets and eating lots of seafood.  But those days are long gone. Seafood hasn’t been part of my diet after learning about the detrimental effects of overfishing on our oceans,

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Agriculture & Food, Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture



When you think climate change, you need to think about water

GreenBiz Group

April 23, 2021

When you think climate change, you need to think about water Melody Waintal Fri, 04/23/2021 - 00:05 With nearly a half its land lying below sea level, the Netherlands knows a lot about water and how to make sure a city’s infrastructure is resilient to it, particularly flood risks and freshwater supply. Arcadis, a Dutch engineering firm, is applying that knowledge to cities around the

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Environment & Climate, Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Water Quality & Water Pollution


Celebrating Earth Day — even during quarantine

GreenBiz Group

April 13, 2021

This Earth Day, you might be thinking, "Hey, there’s a pandemic. Let’s sit this one out." Probably no one would blame you. But journey back with me to last year, at the beginning of COVID-19, when the roads were clear and the air was pristine. If you were like me, it might have been the very first time you saw your city not wrapped in smog. That vision of what our earth could be inspired me,

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Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity, Environment & Climate, Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture


Salmon oil makes sustainable plastic

Sustainability Matters

April 7, 2021

Derived from crude oil, toxic to synthesise and slow to break down, conventional polyurethanes are not environmentally friendly, but they are nearly everywhere. Researchers from Memorial University of Newfoundland are now investigating ways to develop safe, biodegradable plastic alternatives to polyurethanes, derived from fish waste including heads, bones, skin and guts. If developed

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Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Waste Management & Recycling


Food waste's sustainability solution for farmed fish

Sustainability Matters

April 5, 2021

A more sustainable global fish economy could be created by using food scraps to make high-quality food for farmed fish, according to a team of researchers at The University of Western Australia (UWA). The research, funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, found organic food waste destined for landfill could be repurposed and used to raise black soldier fly larvae, which could then be fed

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Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture


Cargill fishes for innovations in sustainable salmon farming

GreenBiz Group

April 1, 2021

Cargill’s new sustainability program, SeaFuther, expands its carbon reduction commitments from the terrestrial to the oceanic. The commitment focuses on Cargill’s aquaculture and aquaculture feed business, targeting a reduction in Scope 3 emissions of 30 percent by 2030, from a 2017 baseline.  As sustainable and environmentally friendly diets increase in popularity, the seafood

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Environment & Climate, Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture


Green port plans for WA coast

Sustainability Matters

March 8, 2021

Plans to build Australia’s first ‘green’ port near Exmouth on Western Australia’s north-west coast are underway, with Gascoyne Gateway progressing with the company’s next round of community reference groups. The proposed Gascoyne Gateway marine facility — expected to set a new benchmark in marine environmental management — is a single-jetty deep-water

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Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity, Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Water Quality & Water Pollution