The Blue Economy Challenge

Resource / The Blue Economy Challenge

By Sarah LLoyd / 26 Jul 2016

WWF, Conversation X Labs, NineSigma, SecondMuse and the innovationXchange of the Australian Government launched a new AU$3 million challenge to source creative solutions and engage new solvers to rethink the future of aquaculture (also known as farmed fish).

Aquaculture has great potential to contribute to food security, nutrition, livelihoods and economic growth.

If the industry’s growth is at the expense of ocean health and conservation however, then developing countries will not be able to achieve social and economic benefits in the long term.

The Blue Economy Challenge calls for innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, NGOs and academics to respond to this by rethinking advances in aquaculture.

The hopeful outcome being, to provide solutions that ensures both sustainable development and environmental sustainability.

Resource submitted by Anna Simpson 

Image Credit: Flickr / Oliver Dodd

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