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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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Trim Tab Impact DApp™

So, what is a trim tab?Last month the Seafood Commons released an architecture for a Decentralized Autonomous Industry. This month we are introducing how Buckminster Fuller's trim tab design framework is employed in the SFC to reorient the seafood industry towards regenerative stewardship of the oceans.Buckminster Fuller, renowned architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist gave humanity a comprehensive perspective and approach to solving planetary problems and summarized his design goal through the analogy of a "trim tab" (an important nautical and aviation component that helps move the rudder using little force against high pressure) for innovation, leadership and personal empowerment.  In the February 1972 issue of Playboy, Fuller said, "Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think o...

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Decentralized Autonomous Industry (DAI)

Global fisheries, a core planetary industry, and source of food are endangered. At the same time, good actors, advocates, industry leaders, and technologists are rallying to establish the economy necessary to meet the challenge. https://seafoodcommons.orgExecutive OverviewThe seafood industry contributes US$230 billion to the global economy, creating jobs that support 8% of the world's population and provides the world's prime source of high-quality protein: 14–16% of the animal protein consumed worldwide; over one billion people rely on seafood as their primary source of animal protein.Environmental degradation, ocean acidification, plastics and loss of biodiversity are crossing major tipping points. The authors of a study released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examined 78 percent of the world's annual catch and found that only ...

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