RED TAPE SLOWS BLOOM OF SEAWEED FARMING’S GREEN REVOLUTION   SOUTHOLD, New York – Seaweed cultivation in the U.S. is growing quickly, cresting on its promise as a sustainable, low-impact form of aquaculture that could help feed millions. But tough state rules surrounding commercial use of coastal resources are preventing many would-be entrepreneurs from diving into the market…  READ THE FULL STORY    HERE

RED TAPE SLOWS BLOOM OF SEAWEED FARMING’S GREEN REVOLUTION

SOUTHOLD, New York – Seaweed cultivation in the U.S. is growing quickly, cresting on its promise as a sustainable, low-impact form of aquaculture that could help feed millions. But tough state rules surrounding commercial use of coastal resources are preventing many would-be entrepreneurs from diving into the market…

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       THIS SUSTAINABLE ‘FARM OF THE FUTURE’ IS CHANGING HOW FOOD IS GROWN   After working as an industrial fisherman for decades and witnessing the devastating effects of mass-fishing,   Bren Smith   decided to look for more sustainable ways to feed the planet.  A few years ago, he developed an unique, vertical   3-D ocean farming model  : a sort of underwater garden composed of kelp, mussels, scallops and oysters. Those species are not only edible and in high demand, Smith explains, but they also act as a filter for nitrogen and carbon dioxide, rebuilding natural reef systems and restoring our seas. In 2013, Smith launched the nonprofit   GreenWave   to help other fishermen replicate his innovative farming model. “This is our chance to make food right and agriculture right,” he says…  Read the full story  HERE

THIS SUSTAINABLE ‘FARM OF THE FUTURE’ IS CHANGING HOW FOOD IS GROWN

After working as an industrial fisherman for decades and witnessing the devastating effects of mass-fishing, Bren Smith decided to look for more sustainable ways to feed the planet.

A few years ago, he developed an unique, vertical 3-D ocean farming model: a sort of underwater garden composed of kelp, mussels, scallops and oysters. Those species are not only edible and in high demand, Smith explains, but they also act as a filter for nitrogen and carbon dioxide, rebuilding natural reef systems and restoring our seas. In 2013, Smith launched the nonprofit GreenWave to help other fishermen replicate his innovative farming model. “This is our chance to make food right and agriculture right,” he says…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

       GREENWAVE OCEAN FARMING MODEL SCOOPS $100,000 SUSTAINABILITY PRIZE   A commercial fisherman who admitted to once pillaging the oceans has won the 2015 Fuller Challenge, one of the most important prizes in sustainability.  Bren Smith, executive director of nonprofit   GreenWave  , took home $100,000 for his 3D ocean farming model, designed to address overfishing, mitigate climate change, restore marine ecosystems and provide jobs for fishermen…  Read full story  HERE               https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/oct/22/greenwave-ocean-farming-bren-smith-fuller-challenge-sustainability-climate-change

GREENWAVE OCEAN FARMING MODEL SCOOPS $100,000 SUSTAINABILITY PRIZE

A commercial fisherman who admitted to once pillaging the oceans has won the 2015 Fuller Challenge, one of the most important prizes in sustainability.

Bren Smith, executive director of nonprofit GreenWave, took home $100,000 for his 3D ocean farming model, designed to address overfishing, mitigate climate change, restore marine ecosystems and provide jobs for fishermen…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE