Optimising restorative aquaculture

Forever Oceans Fish

By championing positive ecosystem outcomes, aquatic food producers could meet the future needs of people and planet

Much in the same way that the restorative agriculture movement is looking to increasingly nurture and restore terrestrial food production systems that deliver positive environmental impacts, in the water, restorative and regenerative aquaculture is also gathering decent momentum. 

Indeed, the recent Blue Food Innovation Summit 2023 in London heard that with the pressure on society to find ways to produce foods that contribute positively to ecosystems, biodiversity and nature, there’s significant evidence that restorative aquaculture operations, such as shellfish and seaweed farms, are not only an ecologically and economically sound approach, they’re critical to the future food production system and meeting growing demand. It was also stressed that environmentally and socially harming practices have no place in that landscape.

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