CAN THE SEAS DEFEAT CLIMATE CHANGE?
A fisherman’s plan to feed the world and reduce climate change
David Brancaccio, Shana Daloria, Beidi Zhang, November 19, 2015 (MarketPlace)
“…Following hurricanes Irene and Sandy, Bren Smith, founder of the ocean farming non-profit GreenWave…began to search for a more sustainable form of fishing seafood…Smith invented the world’s first 3D ocean farm…[His model aims] to reduce overfishing…[and] mitigate the effects of climate change. Seaweed and oysters — two of the species Smith grows — soak up carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gases emitted through human activities…He envisions a world where seaweed and bivalves are at the center of our plates and wild fish is off to the side. Think: kelp noodle barbeque parsnips with breadcrumbs, a dish Smith says is selling out in restaurants throughout New York City…With scalability in mind, Smith wanted his model to be simple and replicable. To that end, GreenWave supports other fish farmers to get create their own 3D ocean gardens…[A network of such farms totaling the size of Washington state] could feed the world…” click here for more