Restorative Ocean Farming

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14 May 2021

Description of the innovative solution

Animal feed Aquaculture Closing nutrient loop Food biodiversity Preservation Water availability

The negative environmental impacts of aquaculture include nutrient buildup, water eutrophication, reduction of water quality. It also includes the alteration or destruction of natural habitats and the introduction and transmission of aquatic animal diseases. Aquaculture practices can deplete the water of oxygen, creating algal blooms and dead zones This innovation proposes to introduce restorative ocean farming as a new aquaculture practice. Restorative ocean farming combines different aquaculture production such algae, shellfish and fish. This practice is reported to have a positive effect on...

The negative environmental impacts of aquaculture include nutrient buildup, water eutrophication, reduction of water quality. It also includes the alteration or destruction of natural habitats and the introduction and transmission of aquatic animal diseases. Aquaculture practices can deplete the water of oxygen, creating algal blooms and dead zones This innovation proposes to introduce restorative ocean farming as a new aquaculture practice. Restorative ocean farming combines different aquaculture production such algae, shellfish and fish. This practice is reported to have a positive effect on the marine environment and restoring coastal biodiversity. Integrated aquaculture is also referred to as integrated aquaculture or ocean gardens.

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Article from the Yale School of the Environment exploring restorative ocean farming from the perspective of the non-profit, Green Wave.
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