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12.7.16 - Seafood Source News
Bumble Bee Exe Pleads Guilty to Fixing Prices of Canned Tuna

12.7.16 - Metro News Canada
Conservation Group, Fisheries Union Works to Develop Plan for Cod Recovery

12.6.16 - Andina (Peru)
WBG to Support Peru's Fisheries, Aquaculture with Over US $115 Million

12.5.16 - Seafood Source News
Sea Pact Announces Newest Grant Recipients

12.2.16 - The Washington Post
Indigenous Peoples of the World's Coastlines are Losing Their Fisheries - and Their Way of Life


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The Global Demand for Protein Will Require a Sustainable Shift
to the Sea

SeaWeb's Ned Daly, on Sustainable Brands: By 2050, global demand for protein on our dinner plates is expected to increase by 80 percent over current levels, due to population growth in African countries and increased wealth in Asia.

How are we going to meet this demand? In 2011, 69 percent of the animal protein consumed globally came from land-based sources — and there are fewer and fewer options for expanding production on land.

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Eagle ray in seagrass. Credit: Renata Ferrari Legorreta/Marine Photobank

Credit: Renata Ferrari Legorreta/Marine Photobank

Seagrass habitats are up to 35x more effective than Amazonian rainforests in their carbon uptake and storage abilities. A single acre of seagrass may support as many as 40,000 fish, and 50 million small invertebrates like crabs, oysters, and mussels.

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Did You Know?

Seagrasses are flowering plants that grow in shallow waters along coasts, lagoons and estuaries. Seagrass meadows can be found along the coasts of every continent except for Antarctica and over a billion people live within 30 miles of a meadow. Seagrass meadows provide food and habitat for 70% of juvenile marine species such as shellfish, seahorses, manatees, and sea turtles. They provide protection from shoreline erosion, filter pollution from water, support tourism, food security, commercial and recreational fishing.

 

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