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Seafood Commons is Now Seafood Ecosystem

"It's not dark yet but it's getting there." Bob Dylan, Time Out of Mind  As we move into the next decade, alarm bells have sounded too late to solve the oncoming climate catastrophes we are about to face. At the same time, we are in the most transformative era in history, as the old systems collapse, we can still look to the human spirit and ingenuity to attempt to steer us away from the most tragic outcomes.The 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services one of the most sweeping (and startling) on the state of the planet's natural systems, based on thousands of scientific studies and authored by hundreds of international experts offers a very bleak assessment for our future.The assessment estimates that current extinction rates could be up to hundreds of times higher than at any other point in the past 10 million years...

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Seafood Commons, announcement by World Ocean Observatory

Solving the biggest problem the world has ever facedCAPITOL HILL OCEAN WEEK 2019; Washington, D.C. 一 According to the World Wildlife Fund, 'Some of the worst ocean impacts are caused by pervasive illegal fishing, which is estimated at up to 30% of catch or more for high-value species.' During Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), the nation's premier annual conference examining current marine, coastal, and Great Lakes policy issues, global innovators discussed solutions to address the challenges posed by IUU fishing. At the panel discussion on Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory (W2O), introduced the Seafood Commons (SFC) as a plausible solution to address the problem. "The Seafood Commons is a not-for-profit, open-source, values-driven, post-blockchain system for traceability, accountabil...

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Earth Day 2018 -The SeaFood Commons is Born

THE POTENTIAL TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND FEED 1 BILLION PEOPLE A HEALTHY PROTEIN MEAL EVERY DAYIn planning for over two years, SeaFood Commons website launches with an ambitious goal to apply sound management reforms to global fisheries around the world. This could generate annual increases exceeding 16 million metric tons (MMT) in catch, $53 billion in profit, and 619 MMT in biomass relative to business as usual. With appropriate reforms, recovery can happen quickly, with the median fishery taking under 10 years to reach recovery targets. Results show that common sense reforms to fishery management would dramatically improve overall fish abundance while increasing food security and profits. PRESS RELEASE:   Download PDF File Here Draft Presentation Deck:    Download PDF File Here

Welcome to the Seafood Commons Blog

Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. Seafood prominently includes fish and shellfish. Shellfish include various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. Historically, sea mammalssuch as whales and dolphins have been consumed as food, though that happens to a lesser extent in modern times. Edible sea plants, such as some seaweeds and microalgae, are widely eaten as seafood around the world, especially in Asia (see the category of sea vegetables). In North America, although not generally in the United Kingdom, the term "seafood" is extended to fresh water organisms eaten by humans, so all edible aquatic life may be referred to as seafood. For the sake of completeness, this article includes all edible aquatic life.The harvesting of wild seafood is usually known as fishing or hunting, and the cultivation and farming of seafoo...

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